Re: Panther Creek

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Posted by David Edens on July 12, 1997 at 19:55:40:

In Reply to: Panther Creek posted by Rod on July 10, 1997 at 08:38:14:

> A fellow fly fisher and I took our women folk to the foot hills of North Georgia.
> We were expecting a marginal day of fishing and terrific hiking and scenic vistas.
> The latter two were taken in as expected, while the fishing was less than marginal as we caught only chubs.
> I have sense learned that we fished the wrong area (we only fished SW of the hwy, along our 3.5 mile trek to and fro the gorgeous falls).
> I plan on going again soon, since the area I understand to be stocked weekly. Does anyone have suggestions for flies and tactics on this marginal trout water,
> I'm in my first season of the sport, and from what I've read about infertile streams would expect the trout to strike most anything buggy, just as the chubs down stream did.
> Thanks for the imput

Try going a little farther for decent trout water. For stockers try Wildcat Creek that flow in to Lake Burton. There are some wild fish in there too. You also might want to try the Talullah River above Clayton. All of these streams are heavily stocked. Most any nymph will work on the stockers. Try a Gold Ribbed Hares Ear, Tellico, Pheasant Tail etc. You might also want to try an Elk Hair Caddis with a yellow body. This imitates the Yellow Sallies that are prevalent on the water now. There are some wild trout streams in GA, and these trout respond more readily to flies. You will probably have to do a little searching, however, to find them. Good luck. Don't give up on the sport. It takes some time, but soon you will be having 25 and 30 fish days, at the right time of year at the right place.

Tight Lines,


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