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Old 06-15-17, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default North of Burrells

Im planning to give the trout fishing a go north of Burrells on the Chattooga. I'm a newbie trout fisherman, but I camp alot, and will be camping. Any fly suggestions? I use Karl at the fly shop for advice often, but I'm afraid I'm taking too much of his time. Any pointers for catching summer trout would be appreciated.
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Old 06-15-17, 01:06 PM   #2
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Soon? I'd still go with yellow for dries. Should be some yellow sallies still around. Stimulators might be good. I'd want some terrestrials along too.
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Old 06-15-17, 03:28 PM   #3
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That is a good area for hiking, camping, and fishing. The fishing can be hit or miss. I would use a dry dropper set up for sure. I never fished it June -August.
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Old 06-15-17, 10:30 PM   #4
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You are talking about Ellicott Wilderness area which there is no stocked fish only stream born brown trout which can be a challenge. I have spent many fishless days up there. The scenery is spectacular, on weekdays if you get away from the road by going upstream you wont see many people, there are a lot of fish up there but it might be discouraging for a newbie trout fisherman but if you want to take the challenge go by the Chattogga River Fly shop on Hwy 28 in Mountain Rest, SC its about 10 miles on the South Carolina side just south of the hwy 28 hwy 107 fork in Mountain Rest, SC. They by far will have the most up to date Knowledge on river above Burell's Ford. Also you'll need to keep a eye on the river gauges to watch the stream temp since you will be there in the heat of summer the water temps can get a little warm. Also take a stream thermometer and check temps thru the day. If you are flexible I would suggest moving your trip to a little earlier in the year.
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Old 06-16-17, 01:53 PM   #5
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You are talking about Ellicott Wilderness area which there is no stocked fish only stream born brown trout which can be a challenge. I have spent many fishless days up there. The scenery is spectacular, on weekdays if you get away from the road by going upstream you wont see many people, there are a lot of fish up there but it might be discouraging for a newbie trout fisherman but if you want to take the challenge go by the Chattogga River Fly shop on Hwy 28 in Mountain Rest, SC its about 10 miles on the South Carolina side just south of the hwy 28 hwy 107 fork in Mountain Rest, SC. They by far will have the most up to date Knowledge on river above Burell's Ford. Also you'll need to keep a eye on the river gauges to watch the stream temp since you will be there in the heat of summer the water temps can get a little warm. Also take a stream thermometer and check temps thru the day. If you are flexible I would suggest moving your trip to a little earlier in the year.

FYI- Karl owns the fly shop.
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