Re: Wildcat Creek

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Posted by Len Taliaferro on August 05, 1997 at 09:57:12:

In Reply to: Wildcat Creek posted by Rod on August 05, 1997 at 09:44:11:

> Lookin' to take a camping-fishing trip to wildcat creek or other nearby area and i would appreciate any suggestions on tactics and flies.
> thanx

Rod -- I fished the Tallulah River last week and had good luck with nymphs. Specifically, I used a CDC Emerger (See Basic Fly Tying website)
and a beige nymph with a peacock herl thorax and a black wing case). Got numerous strikes, mostly at the end of the drift when the nymph started
to rise. The Tallulah and Wildcat are very close together so weather conditions, water temps, etc., should be similar. Had good action early in
the morning and late evening but water temps rose during day and fish quit feeding after 10 a.m. and didn't resume until near dark, apparently after
the water temperature dropped. The only hatces I saw were midges after dark.

If you go through Helen, stop by Unicoi Outfitters just north of Helen. They have a blackboard that tells what fish have been hitting in the Helen
area. Last week they were bead head Hares Ear Nymphs, Japanese Beetles and a couple of dry fly patterns that I can't remember.

Good Luck!


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