Tellico River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Tellico River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Tellico River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Southeastern Anglers

Water flow: natural flow

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: early and late

Best stretch: All areas are fishing well. Plan your location according to water level.

Best access point: Roadside access

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

All major eastern aquatic insects are present. The mayfly season begins with drakes and quills, leading to hendrickson and duns. Stoneflies and caddis are very important right now.

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: year round

Nearest airport: Knoxville, TN.

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Tellico River Description

The Tellico river is one of the largest natural Freestone Trout streams in the southeast U.S. The river originates in the Nantahala National Forest of North Carolina and flows west into Tennessee as many rivers do on the western slope of the Southern Appalachians. The Tellico river is 18 miles long and the basin area including its tributaries offer a hundred miles of trout fishing. The area boasts catch and ...

Techniques & Tips

Wade fishing the Tellico and tributaries. Currently nymphs and small streamers with some dry fly action. Changing locations and being at the right place at the right time.

7-Day Forecast

Summertime mountain trout fishing. Good water levels. Stream is starting to warm. Hiwassee river tailrace is nearby and fishing excellent. 06/19/2017

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