Small Streams in Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Small Streams in Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
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Small Streams in Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
With the warmer temps, we're starting to see some sulphur hatches in the afternoon. Always keep your box full of low-profile, simple midges. Keep in mind that these smaller streams are clear and require smaller tippet size as well as rigs that land gently on the water.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Small Streams in Blue Ridge Mountains is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Foscoe Fishing Company
Brown Hobson

Water flow: 90cfs

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning

Best stretch: On the upper stretches the summer growth can be cumbersome, prepare to do some trail blazing. All of the small streams are fishing well despite the warmer weather.

Best access point: Explore any of the areas right off the main road through the both the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smoky as well as the side trails. The Wilson Creek area can get confusing so be sure to come by the shop and grab directions.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Sulphurs Midges

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Charlotte, NC , Johnson City, TN

Techniques & Tips

Dry-dropper rigs with about 24 inches of tippet are a great tool to gently, efficiently present your flies. Fluorocarbon tippet will strictly catch more fish in clear water.

7-Day Forecast

In the warmer months be aware of the rising water temps. If you see water temperatures rising into the 68-70 degree range, we advise everyone to land fish as fast as possible and leave them in the water while admiring them. Trout need cold, clean water!

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