Early Spring Report!

March normally comes in like a lion and out like a lion in the Smokies, but not this year! The start of March has been epic for dry fly fishing or dry dropper techniques on just about every stream in Western North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Remember, Hatchery Supported Waters like the Lower Nantahala and Scotts Creek are closed until the first Saturday in April. However, Delayed Harvest like the Tuck in Webster/Dillsboro and Bryson City, Upper Nantahala, or West Fork of the Pigeon will be OPEN.


Delayed Harvest : Egg Patterns, Wooly Buggers, Squirmie Wormie, rainbow warrior, perdigon, Chubby Chernobyl, Adams and Purple Adams Parachute


GSMNP : Peacock caddis, black caddis, quil gordons, blue winged olives, Adams, and parachute adams.