Everything is turning up yellow or sulphur orange

It is on, here on the South Holston River in East Tennessee. Everyone was celebrating all up and down the river this past week. Sulphurs are popping up everywhere now, not just down stream. The bugs are anywhere from big pale yellows to smaller sulphur orange.  Sulphur nymphs are catching fish extremely well.  As are sulphur emergers , duns and spinners. Matthew Guinn and I spent two wonderful afternoons fishing the sulphur spinner fall.  Before the spinners arrived, Matthew really caught fish on a nymph.  It literally was almost every cast.   He caught a very fat 22″ brown that would have pushed 6 lbs.  Now that is a big brown trout. You know me, I held out for the dry fly fishing. It was worth it. It was superb .
On Matthew Champion’s guide trips , the fishing was also hot as a fire cracker. Sulphur dries with a sulphur nymph dropper was the ticket for his clients. And Bob Wolf also had a very good dry fly fishing only trip on Friday.
Have I ever told you what a great river this is. Well, it is. And the current fishing is as good as it gets.
Tight Lines All,
Rod Champion


Thank goodness April 15 is past.  You need a good relaxing fishing day. You owe your self one. The nymph fishing here is hot as a fire cracker. You do not need to cover much ground to catch a ton of fish now. There are some grey baetis , bwo’s  and of course black flies and midges coming off. There are rumors of Sulphurs hatching. Me nor Matt have seen them. We have both seen a few, but that isn’t a hatch. I did see a spinner a couple of evenings ago. So it will not be long now.

TVA is not sluicing now. Just running a regular schedule. Which means they are filling the lake up. So wade fishing is the name of the game.

Below is a list of Tiemco Hooks we sell for $12.50 a box of 100.

Got you the BEST Deal in the Country on Hooks- Literally. Again $12.50 a hundred pack.
We have a big selection of hooks in stock and just got a new shipment in. Here is just a short list of what we have in stock.

TMC 2488 size 12-30 Dry Fly and scud hook- standard wire straight eye – WIDE GAP
TMC 2488H size 12-20 Heavy wire scud hook
TMC 100 size 12-26 Dry fly hook- WIDE GAP
TMC 102Y size 11-21 Black dry fly
TMC 101 size 16-26 Straight eye dry fly hook
TMC 200R size 6-22 Nymph hook
TMC 2487 size 16-24 Standard wire scud and nymph hook
TMC 2457 size 14-18 2X heavy down eye scud hook
TMC 2487BL- 16-20- Barbless
TMC 9300 size 12- 18 Nymph hook -WIDE GAP Nymph Hook
TMC 5262 size 10-18 2x long heavy hook
TMC 5263 size 6-18 3X long heavy hook
TMC 5212 size 14-16 2x long standard wire hopper stimulator
TMC 3769 size 12-18 2x heavy 1x long nypmh hook
TMC 3761 size 20 2x long – standard wire – nymph hook
TMC 2312-size 12-16 -Straight Eye, 2Xlong Hopper, Terrestrial
TMC 921 size 14, 16 2x short WIDE gap – Xfine DRY FLY Hook
TMC 300- 4X Long Streamer Hook– Sizes 8 and 10- $14 a hundred Pack

Daiichi 1100 size 16-22 Big eye dry fly
Daiichi 1150 scud or egg hook
Daiichi 1130 size 20-24 scud -midge pupae hook- down eye

Give us a call the next time you run out of hooks. Remember we can ship anywhere in the U.S, and there is no Sales Tax for out of State SALES.

Rod and Matt Champion