Monday, August 4, 2014

FISHING ON THE SOUTH HOLSTON--AUG.

Some of our chapter members just returned from a trip to the South Holston in Bristol, Tn.
After about a 4 hour drive we met up at South Holston Cabins and couldn't wait to get in the water.
South Holston is a tailwater &  known for sulfur hatches this time the year.  There were a few hatching on the first day we were there and we caught a few on small dries & even tried nymphing midges--but with not much luck.  We were at it again early next morning, but with the same results.
Since the generation schedule called for an hour of pulsing at noon, we hoped that the sulfur hatch & the fishing would be much better.  Our hopes were realized when the bugs starting rising in the early afternoon & kept on for the rest of the day--we remained in one small area of the river & hooked & missed a lot of fish--mostly beautiful wild browns.  This last day of fishing was a day that memories are made of--doesn't get much better--just wished I was a better dry fly fisherman. 
This trip was part of our fishing outing program organized by Parks Davis--contact him at
pdavis41@att.net--go fishing with us--you will enjoy the trip and the folks who fish with us--thanks Parks for planning our fishing trips.


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