Posted by GRWilt on September 08, 1996 at 18:36:28:
In Reply to: Conusaga next week? posted by K. Edmonds on September 07, 1996 at 09:37:54:
: Planning trip to Cohuttas next week - 5 day backpack. Any recent experience or recommendations. Thanks - will post report.
I am assuming you have The Cohutta Wilderness map by the U.S.D.A.Forest Service.I would go in
at the 1st trail north of Chicken Coop Gap off of FS17 and hike down to Conasauga R.and trail
(see map!).Fish up as far as you can.You will catch more redeyes than trout on lower stretch,
but as you approach the Paint Bank Gap area(though not on the map there is a trail from PBGap
down to the river)you will begin catching more trout and some nice ones at that.What to use --
Elk Hair Caddis (light colored,16 or smaller),16-20 BWO,16 -20 black ant,8-10 Muddler fish it
dry(heck of terrestial imitater)and GRHE nymph in 14-18 size.If spinning use Panther Martin as
small as you can handle and Gold!!blade.As a flyfisherman I hate to admit this,when exploring
and in doubt use crickets!not worms or corn.
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