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Nice Day, Great Caddis….

Fri. Mar. 10, 2017 Great day yesterday guiding Dr Sims Riggan, and his son Cole ,Lexington, NC, NC Mtns, we opted on day 2 of our two day trip to head back to the NC side and get in on some caddis action…which we did. Met Sims and Cole bright and early and we rode over the mtn to the Watauga Gorge, and did well there as the caddis hatch is in full swing there…..we rigged up and had rising fish late morning. Sims smoked em pretty good on dries, these are #14 to 18 Dun caddis and loads of them…and my favorite fly is a parachute Adams for this. I gave Sims one and he tied it on and it was game on. I think he caught every riser he covered with it, landing well over a dozen fish on dries. Cole was immediately downstream and I was working with him and he landed a half dozen nice rainbows and one nice redhorse sucker. We worked our way downriver and fished several more runs, catching one here , one there. Cole fished a spot that yielded 6 or 7 rainbows. We took a lunch break about 145pm and decided to head on over to the upper New…did well there as the same caddis hatch was coming off when we got there, only much heavier. Sims nailed about 10 fish nymphing and Cole caught 3 or 4 doing the same, but we switched to dries and ended up catching probably 20 more fish on dries…it was awesome. At times so many bugs it looked like a snowstorm. Happens on these waters every spring, usually mid March. It was great day, landed in the range of 40 to 50 or so. Headed out to guide a couple from Lynchburg, Wes and Susan Gormus. Clouds, rain, windy is the weather scoop. Hope it’s a great day anyway, we are sure giving it a good shot.
Have a great one…


Jeff Wilkins FlyFishing
3703 Windspray Ct
Summerfield, NC 27358

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