Friday, April 25, 2014

Walters Fly Rods' Hats, Koozies, and Decals

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fishing Report - Spring on the Chattooga River

by: Matt Walters

Spring on the Chattooga River

Spring time has arrived and the fishing has been great.  The days are much longer and the temperatures are on the rise.  All of the trees are in bloom, the colors are vibrant, and the smell of spring is in the air.  As Ron Burgundy in Anchorman would say, "Drink it in, it always goes down smooth.".  

We recently took a trip to one of the most picturesque rivers in North Georgia, the Chattooga River, to do a full day of fishing.  The water was running clear and cold due to a lot of rain the prior days and colder mornings. The bug life was incredible.  Every submersed rock that I picked up and inspected the underside of had caddis, mayflies, and stone flies darting for cover on the slippery surface.  The trout menu was endless.  It was a beautiful sight to see with so many different varieties of insects.  

The most productive flies early on in the day were a size #14-16 pheasant tail or hares ear.  We caught a few with a streamer in some of the deeper stretches using a pine colored slump buster as well.  Towards the end of the day when the light was fading on the water, we started catching brown trout on emergers.  

Some of the fish were breaking the surface of the water while the majority were feeding in the surface film so we focused our attention on the emergers by casting size #16 soft hackles with success.  Overall, it was a great day catching the Chattooga Trifecta (Brooks, Browns, and Rainbows).

Where have you been fishing recently?  We'd love to hear your Spring time fishing stories in the comments section below.


Thursday, April 3, 2014