Little Pigeon River - Middle and West Prongs, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Little Pigeon River, TN
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Little Pigeon River - Middle and West Prongs, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
When dry fly fishing apply a gel floatant on to your fly and also grease your leader with the floatant so it will help your fly float higher in the water! Yellow Sallys have been hatching size 1416, you still might see some Quill Gordons up high size 10,12. Also have seen Black Stoneflies coming off size 12. .
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Little Pigeon River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
H. Clay Aalders

Water flow: 2.0Ft.

Visibility: 16 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid day

Best stretch: Upper reaches of West Prong and Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon

Best access point: New Found Gap Road and Greenbrier Trails and Little River Road

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Stoneflies, Yellow Sally, Caddis, Light Cahill, Blue Quill, March Browns,and Dark Hendrickson

Fish species: Trout and Smallmouth

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: May 1 - October 1)

Nearest airport: Knoxville (Tyson-McGee Airport)

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Little Pigeon River Description

The Middle and West Prongs of the Little Pigeon River each begin in the higher elevations and lush rhododendron thickets of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Near the headwaters, small plunge pools in these freestone streams hold lively populations of native brook trout that eagerly take well-presented flies. The Middle Prong begins near Ramsey Cascades and gains significant flowage with the introduction ...

Techniques & Tips

This is mountain fishing in its truest form. Stay low, wear drab-colored clothing and get good dead drifts. Always fish upstream and try not to "high bank" fish. Short casts will help you get the best drift. Stalk your prey. Great Smoky Mountain fish are 100 percent wild and they are very wary.

7-Day Forecast

Looks like some good weather for the next few days. There is a 20% chance of rain Thursday - Saturday. Highs will be near 80 lows will be in the mid 50s..

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