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Hello from Hendersonville

Post by buckwheat on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:07 am

Good morning all,

I am new to the area as well as flyfishing (been out three times). I am obsessed!! Wish that I had tried this years ago. So far I have been to Looking glass creek and the Davidson and had success both places. Going again this Saturday and would appreciate any tips/tricks on everything from fly selection as well as areas to try. Site is awesome and informative.

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Post by teachrtec on Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:35 pm

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Post by Tyler on Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:58 pm

You're on the right track if you're catching fish on the Davidson! It's a tough river to fish! The Davidson will make novices and pros alike shake their head! When you're fishing the Davidson, you have to keep at it. Fish a pool to it's entirety. Target one fish and concentrate on him.

The area around the bridge at the Hatchery is good, but it can get very crowded; especially on a Saturday. Hike past the gates (on the road that runs adjacent to the hatchery) and head a little upstream. You won't run into as many people as you would downstream. If you hike far enough, you won't see too many people at all. There's still large fish upstream too. I've found them to be a little more cooperative than the fish downstream.

As far as flies go, if the water is low and clear, 6x/7x tippet and a #26-30 blood midge, WD-40, or any other type of midge works like a charm. Red and pink San Juan worms work well too, especially during high, stained to muddy water. If the water gets muddy and high, a Woolly Bugger, Zonker, or any other streamer will work on 4x.

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Re: Hello from Hendersonville

Post by buckwheat on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:26 pm

Thank you both. You are very right at how crowded the hatchery can get. I got there early on saturday and caught three nice ones right at the bridge. I walked up about 500 yards from the bridge and there was a deeper pool with no joke probably 100 fish visible and I couldn't get anything to bite. Some wouls have gone 20+ inches, very frustrating. Thanks again for the tips. I have been obsessed about trying to find some more information and your forum has been the best.

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Post by Tyler on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:47 pm

I fished that same pool last Wednesday. There really are a 100+ fish. I saw some true monsters in that pool too! A large storm upstream caused the river to rise and to become muddy. During that time, I had several brown trout (pushing 26- 27") chase my streamer.

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Post by DHise on Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:49 pm

Welcome. Fall is right around the corner.

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Post by Glenn on Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:41 pm

What a great site, I look forward to visiting!
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Re: Hello from Hendersonville

Post by Tyler on Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:58 pm

Welcome Glenn!

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