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South Holston River Hatch Chart

Also see: Watauga River (TN)

 
This is a simple Hatch Chart that will help you know what flies to fish with on your visit to the South Holston River in East Tennessee. All of these flies are available through our shop. You will soon be able to view photos of the flies and download a PDF version for your own use.
 
JANUARY - MARCH

Black Flies - Size 20-26
Dry Fly - Black CDC Comparadun - Size 24
Black Fly Larva - Gold, Silver or Black Nickel Bead headed
Zebra Midge - Size 20-24.
BWO's - Size 20-22
Dry Fly - CDC or Hairwing Comparadun - size 20-22
Emerger - Loop Wing Emerger or Olive Soft Hackle
Nymph - Size 20 Pheasant Tail Nymph,
Olive Real Meal Nymph - Size 18-20.
Copper PT Beadhead Nymph


APRIL

Sulphurs start around the middle of the month.
Dry Fly - Size 16 and 18 Sulphur and PMD CDC or Hairwing Comparaduns
Nymphs - Pheasant Tails - size 14-18. Copper Bead head or Plain PT's.
Emergers - Yellow Soft Hackles - LoopWinged Emergers.
BWO's - Size 20-22
Dry Fly - Comparaduns + Parachutes
Emergers - BWO Soft Hackles - Loop Wing emergers - Real Meal Nymphs
Nymphs - Pheasant tail- Bead head or not - Size 18022
Black AP Nymphs - Sizes 14-20
Black Flies - Size 20-26
Zebra Midges - Size 18-24
Rainbow Midges - Size 22-24
Jujubee Midges - Sizes 20-24. Black and Olive
Ginty Midges - Size 18-24
Olive Larva - Size 22
Black Larva - Size 22-24
Black Caddis - Size 22
Black Elk Hair Caddis- Z- Caddis
Black Soft Hackle - Size 22


MAY - OCTOBER

Sulphurs - Sizes 16-18
Sulphur and PMD CDC or Hairwing Comparaduns
Loop Wing Emergers and Yellow Soft Hackles
PT's Size 16-18
Black AP Nymphs - Size 14-16
Black Flies - Sizes 20-26
White wing Black Body - CDC Comparadun
Zebra Midges - Sizes 18-24
Jujubee Midges - Sizes 20-24. Black and Olive
Ginty Midges - Sizes 18-24
Rainbow Midges - Size 22-24
Olive Larva - Size 22
Black Larva - Size 22-24
Crème and Grey Midges - 22-30
Blue Quills - Size 22 - early in the a.m.
BWO's - size 22 occasionally
Beetles - size 10-16
Black Caddis - Size 22 - Z- Caddis or Black Elk Hair Caddis.
Black body Henryville Special
Black Soft Hackles
Green Larva - Olive Larva - Size 22-24
Midges - Creme and Grey - Sizes 22-30

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER

Some Sulphurs - Size 18-20
Black Flies - sizes 20-26
White Wing Black Body - CDC Comparadun
Zebra Midges - sizes 18-24
Jujubee Midges - sizes 20-24 Black and Olive
Ginty Midges - sizes 18-24
Rainbow Midges - sizes 22-24
Olive Larva - size 22
Black Larva - size 22-24

BWO Hatches - can be very good on the lower part of the river. Sizes 20-22
BWO CDC and Hairwing Comparaduns.

Midges - sizes 22-30
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