Low water on the East Tennessee tailwaters usually means midges, nymphs and dry fly-dropper rigs. Which is why I headed to the river today with just two 5 weights. Ian, a friend of SDO, was along for the float and thought to bring a streamer rod and we sure are glad he did. It appears the post-spawn bite is on, aided by some rain that muddied the water a touch.

We even got treated to a surprise January smallmouth.

Remind me to bring the streamer rod next time.

Don’t Leave the Streamer Rod at Home
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