Tellico River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Dane Law
Fly Fishing Map of Tellico River, TN
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Tellico River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish the tribs and upper river. Nymph fishing is good. A few casts and keep moving. Some dry fly still available. A good location for fishing in our area this week. Yellow for dries still working. Fish the faster water.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Tellico River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Southeastern Anglers

Water flow: natural flow

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mid day

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.

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 techniques - dry dropper, nymphing, and yellow dry flies.

7-Day Forecast

We are past peak spring season here now and the hot dry weather may shut things down until conditions change. Temps and levels holding good for summer right now. Call Dane 770-655-9210. 08/19//2019

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