Tellico River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Tellico River, TN
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Tellico River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Spring stream conditions are good. Variable flows dependant on rainfall. Good hatches
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: 68 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.

Person Fishing in a stream

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 dry flies on the sunny afternoons.

7-Day Forecast

Spring dry fly is happening. A good week to fish the Tellico and its tribs. Call Dane 770-655-9210. 04/12/21

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