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Watauga River Tailwater Tennessee
« on: December 30, 2017, 07:27:31 PM »

Took a quick weekend away to Boone NC
A short ride over the Tennessee border and we were in the Watauga in the frigid  cold (NOT my favorite)
Within minutes I was hooked up and constantly tight throughout most of the day.
I started out nymphing but halfway through the day it got a bit warmer and it seemed to stimulate a hatch.
For the next few hours I was getting rainbows and Brown's on dry flies before it got cold again.
There were many misses but also caught quite a few.
I want to try to get back when the weather is warmer.
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Re: Watauga River Tailwater Tennessee
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 12:50:43 PM »

Nice to get out anywhere this time of year. The only fish I have seen recently were dipped in soy and wasabi.
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Re: Watauga River Tailwater Tennessee
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 09:11:43 PM »

Nice to get out anywhere this time of year. The only fish I have seen recently were dipped in soy and wasabi.
I would like it to warm up a bit around here and hit something local but it looks dismal for the near future
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Re: Watauga River Tailwater Tennessee
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 09:36:23 PM »

Cold front for another week here
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Re: Watauga River Tailwater Tennessee
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 10:17:21 PM »

That's a sweet bow!
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Re: Watauga River Tailwater Tennessee
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 10:04:14 PM »

That's a sweet bow!
Thanks, I had a brown close to the same length but it was spawned out skinny and weak. I released it right away.
There were plenty in the 12 to 14 inch range too
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Re: Watauga River Tailwater Tennessee
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 09:47:09 AM »

I just had a buddy move down there. I shipped him some woodie flanks for a bed to stay in next spring.
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Re: Watauga River Tailwater Tennessee
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 11:11:54 PM »

I just had a buddy move down there. I shipped him some woodie flanks for a bed to stay in next spring.
I can't wait to get back there when it isn't freezing
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Re: Watauga River Tailwater Tennessee
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2018, 09:31:33 PM »

Cold front for another week here
Dismal near future, I had the right shoulder done. I am not supposed to do much for a bit.
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