Clinch River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Clinch River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Sulphurs continue to make an appearance...as the season moves on and fish get finicky, tap into the transitional phases such as split case nymphs or other emergent phases... http://www.tva.gov/lakes/noh_r.htm
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Clinch River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Smoky Mountain Gillies

Water flow: Wade or Boat. Call 865-632-2264 #17 for latest

Visibility: 32 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Depends on Generation Schedule

Best stretch: Wade: Hwy 61 all day w/ 1 hour pulse. Millers when the water is off

Best access point: Millers/Wier

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges Sulphurs beetles

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Knoxville, TN (TYS)

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Clinch River Description

The Clinch River has alternately been described by one local guide as the “Cinch” and the “Grinch”, depending on the day. Regardless of one’s individual experience, there is no denying that some of the largest trout in Tennessee reside within its cold depths. In fact, the Tennessee state record Brown Trout (28lbs. 12oz.) was caught in 1988 just upstream from the Miller’s Island Boat Ramp.
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Techniques & Tips

The forecast is looking like high flows again for the forseeable future. Fishing will likely be limited to boats for the time being due to the recent heavy rains. Fishing can still be great if drifting, though. The key to this high,stained water will be large heavy streamers fished on heavy full sinking lines. Darker colors will be your friend in the murky water. For those wanting to fish nymphs and midges, focus on larger than normal patterns with a large helpin' of split shot to get it down. Strike indicators will need to be sized up as well to account for the heavy split shot.

7-Day Forecast

Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 68. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Calm wind. Wednesday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Friday Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 90. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Saturday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 90. Saturday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 90.

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