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Caney Fork River- Fly Fishing Under One Generator

August 5, 2015
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This summer, we have seen a less than ideal water release schedule on the Caney Fork River.  Fishing under low water or when the generators are shut down, is ideal, however, when one generator is operating, this can be a great opportunity to land a monster fish from a boat or wading along a gravel bar or back eddy.  First, you need to be prepared and be sure you keep safety in mind. The water will be swift so making sure your life jacket is zipped is a must.  You will need a fly line that will get down to where the fish are holding.  A fast sinking line is your best option. Typically a #7 or #8 will do the trick.  These lines are a little more difficult to cast so it will take some practice.  Use a short leader.  No more than 4 to 5 feet is necessary.  A meaty streamer is sure to get the attention of hungry trout.  You can experiment with a variety of streamer colors until you find the one that draws attention.  Hang on, because when a hungry fish hits your fly, you will have a fight on your hands!

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Susan Thrasher, an FFF certified instructor, is the owner and operator of Southern Brookies Fly Fishing in Lancaster, Tennessee. For over a decade her teaching passion has extended into leading Casting for Recovery in Middle Tennessee and as a staff instructor at the Joan Wulff School of Fly Fishing in the New York Catskills.  In 2007, Susan and Nikki Mitchell founded the Music City Fly Girls, a Nashville based women's fly fishing club with over 40 active members.