Monday, August 8, 2011
August 3, 2011 Asheville Fly Fishing Report
Watauga River Fly Fishing Report 8/3/2011
The Watauga river was on fire last Wednesday. It was one of the best days I have seen since June. My dad Jack Hobson hired me to float my sister Martha and he down the Watauga river.
We fished dry flies and dry fly and dropper all day. This was Martha's second trip and she did an outstanding job putting her cast, mend, set, and fight together like she had been doing it for years. Dad did an awesome job as well, and landed his biggest fish outside of private trophy trout clubs. It at a beetle fly and we measured it at 21.5 inches long with a 12 inch girth. It was a really healthy fat fish, and a prize on a dry fly. Beetle fishing is the best. My client today described the anticipation of a beetle bite as the most exciting fly fishing experience he has had to date. Lets hope beetles keep falling in the water.
Its not too late to get a late summer float trip in. The Watauga and South Holston Rivers are the only cool trout waters around. Call me or E-mail.