Fall Fly Fishing Report
Report by Aaron Motley – Fly Fishing Guide at Hunter Banks
Fishermen are truly excited with our recent change of weather in western North Carolina. The night time temperature is falling and the waters are cooling, rain is falling, and the fish are feeding. Additionally the leaves are beginning to change colors. What a fantastic time to be in WNC!
If you are coming to WNC in the next month and a half you are very likely to see October caddis flying along the stream. Several imitations of this fly are the Palmer, Elk caddis, and Stimulator in the color orange.
Delayed harvest trout waters were stocked on October 1st, and will be under catch and release regulations until the first Saturday in June.
Some flies to have with you for the delayed harvest trout waters would be Pat’s rubber legs, pheasant tails, squirmy worms, wooly buggers, and caddis larva.
For more information about current conditions, to plan a guided fly fishing trip, check out the latest and greatest gear, or to simply learn more, visit our friends over at Hunter Banks in Waynesville. Their full service shop is conveniently located at 48 N. Main St and their savvy staff look forward to talking fly fishing with you. Whether you’ve never fished a day in your life or you are a seasoned angler, Hunter Banks will hook you up (yes, pun intended). Give them a call (828) 251-9721, stop by for a visit or head over to www.hunterbanks.com
Photos courtesy of Hunter Banks