Tellico River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Tellico River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Stealth. Keep moving after a few casts to each pool. Cover as much water as possible. ID the water type fish are holding in. Very good early summer conditions this week.
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: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: early and afternoons

Best stretch: North river to NC state line

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 always important.

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. Best fishing time is transitioning to morning and evening. Dry fly, dry dropper, and nymphing best.

7-Day Forecast

Good Mountain trout fishing. Thundershowers keeping water levels good. Tellico is fishing well for this time of year, but soon to be too hot. Lots of wild fish in the tribs. Hiwassee river tailrace is nearby and fishing excellent. Good flows in the area. 07/17/2018

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