Davidson River, North Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Davidson River, North Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
.The Davidson river has been fishing really well the last week. Flows are outstanding and are holding at about 100cfs. That is a great summer flow. There is a big rain predicted this evening but who knows how widespread it might or might not be. That may affect river flows for a day or two, but assuming it doesn't terrestrials are game on right now. Beetles, Ants, Crickets, and inchworms are everywhere. There are also plenty of mayfly nymphs drifting around right now. Some of our favorite patterns this week have been green mops, chubby chernobyls, frenchies, black beetles, and of course little midges for up around the hatchery. Worst case scenario I think this rain may put us in high water mode for a few days then summer fishing will resume. If water gets high break out your streamers and bang the banks.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Davidson River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
David Hise
Brown Hobson

Water flow:

Visibility: 35 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning and last light

Best stretch: The Main River from the national forest boundary to Looking Glass Creek, the hachery is not producing as many fish as the lower river is

Best access point: Any of the pull offs along hwy 270

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

bwo's cahills stones inchworms

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Charlotte, Asheville, Greenville/Spartanburg

Davidson River Description

The catch and release regulated section of the Davidson River is known, to many anglers, as one of the top fly fishing rivers on the east coast. This is due, in part, to its excellent population of large trout and regularly occurring hatches throughout the year. In fact, there is a potpourri of aquatic insects evident at all times. The browns, rainbows, and brook char all take advantage of these insects; however, ...

Techniques & Tips

dry dropper, nymph, streamer

7-Day Forecast

Rain tonight and tomorrow. Should keep the good times rolling but keep an eye on the gauge.


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