Monday we floated the Tuckasegee River Delayed Harvest section, guiding clients Barry and Fran from South Carolina.
Despite the current winter bite in the air, we stayed dry and happy aboard our cataraft. Gortex and fleece are your best freinds in these types of conditions. As the old saying goes, “no theres no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear” The cold air never stopped us today. Simms provides us with the best gear on the market and we live in our Simms waders and jackets all year long.
The trout were happy to see the sunshine out today and would take our flies as expected. The bite is a little more subtle in these conditions, but careful attention and you’ll be into fish in no time.
Barry and Fran are long time fly anglers and freinds of ours, and are no strangers to fishing in winter. They knew the drill and proceeded to stick trout after trout on nymphs fished deep in the main runs. Fran scored a Grand Slam today, and Barry lost his needed Brown Trout almost at the net. He did however land a monster Rainbow that put smiles on all our faces today.
It was a great day to be out on the river, even in the cold, you can still have a good day floating the Tuckasegee River near Dillsboro and Sylva North Carolina.