What is being bit in the NW Carolina area? I am going up on Thursday. I plan on fishing the Natahala.
These guys will hook you up (pun intended) if you give them a call.
Contact Unicoi Outfitters:
P.O. Box 419
7280 S. Main Street
Helen, Georgia 30545
Nov 18th Nant report
This fishing report changes almost as much as the weather this Fall. As of "NOW" the rain has soaked everything around us and the Davidson River has come up to 750 Cfs. Yes fishable, but watch where you cross, or step. Get out that 6wt. and go Streamer fishing.
ENJOY the good levels and large fish.
BAIT SELECTION: ZEBRA MIDGES 18-22, red/black, COPPER JOHNS, black and green, PRINCE NYMPHS, PHEASANT TAILS, SWING CADDIS 12-16, KEVINS STONE 8,10, ZONKERS, OLIVE, BLACK,WHITE. ADD WEIGHT WHEN NEEDED, ALWAYS .
Also Helpful site
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
None at all Can happen any time on any day Dredging Nymphs:
12-16 Prince, Hare’s Ear, Zugbug, PT
#14 or #16 Parachute Adams is always a good surface searching pattern
Small Dun Caddis Early Mid AM to Late PM 18 Brown Elk or Deer Hair Caddis
18 Grey Caddis Pupa
Blue Winged Olive & All Month Late AM to Mid PM 16-18 BWO, Blue Quill or Adams Parachute
Blue Quill 16-18 BWO nymph or Pheasant Tail
Midges All Month All Day 18-22 Griffith's Gnat 18-22 Midge Pupa