Water flow: natural flow
Visibility: 18 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: afternoons
Best stretch: North river to Oosterneck
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.
Recommended fly fishing leader: 7 ½ Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 8' 6" 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Intermediate Full Sink Fly Line
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 ...
release fly fishing during delayed harvest and wild trout fishing on the tributaries.
Wade fishing the Tellico and tributaries. Nymph fishing early, switching to dries as afternoon water warms. Changing locations and being at the right place at the right time.
Better than average summer fishing with plenty of rainfall. Morning and evenings best 07/21/2014