Nymph Fishing on South Holston River

I cannot even begin to tell you how good the nymph fishing was yesterday. Actually it has been this good for 2 weeks now.  Sulphur nymphs are moving and fish are eating them. Nothing wrong with smaller nymphs also.  Tons of fish are being caught on midge pupae.  So it is – pick your poison. It has been that good. And as usual, presentation and a good drift is the key.

Tight Lines,

Rod Champion


Slucing is over as of Friday

It looks like Friday is the last day of sluicing on South Holston River. The prediction is for three  one hour pulses a day. So low water fishing will be on. Please check schedule always to make  sure that is what is happening. – ALWAYS Check schedule.  That should mean Sulphurs are not far away.

This week, I have fished every afternoon but Monday.

Midge pupae and black fly larva has been the key for me. Fish have been really eating them. They are full of both. They are in their mouths – their mouths are running over.

And as usual, black fly adults and spinners galore late evening.  I have seen a lot of BWO’s on the water. But fish don’t seem to be eating them. I have followed them out of sight many times this week- no fish ate them.

Come on, the water should be friendly to waders.

Tight lines,

Rod  Champion