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  • South Holston Trout

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    Fly Fishing with friends last weekend on the South Holston River, TN. WARNING: Some of the language is PG13 if you listen close.
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    No fist pump?
    What, no fist pump on this video? Ha, ha

    OK the first fish makes an appearance about 2.5 minutes into it and then a very cool underwater trout release occurs at about 5 minutes into the video. Pretty cool!

    I have gone to Hazel Creek in the N.C. part of the Smokies twice but I have never been to the Holsten, but have always heard good things. My buddies are going back into Hazel Creek this year on May 23.
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    SoHo
    Nice video. Headed up to the SoHo in the morning. Will be trying to catch the sulphur hatch down low. Did you fellas see any on your trip? Should be starting up soon. All the reports I've heard says the fish are still on the midges. Either way I've got a box full of stripper midges and variations I tie, some similar to your fly shown. We fish those same areas shown in your video too. Fantastic place and a real blessing to be able to fish.
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    sulphur
    The fish are pretty much keyed in on midges. Size 22 in black or with a little color are producing the best. I did not see any sulphurs, but they should be coming off soon, especially if you can get no generation in the late afternoons. I took over 20 on Saturday in less than three hours with the midge - the fishing is hot. A split tailed midge was also working well for a friend.
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    Hazel
    Hazel creek is a beautiful piece of water - read 'On the Spine of Time' by Harry Middleton if you haven't already for some great writing on Hazel and other area rivers. You need to get to the SoHo when you get a chance. In my opinion the best trout fishing this side of the Mississippi.
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    spine
    Never heard of 'On the spine of TIme' - so thanks.

    And thanks for sharing with Spurhunter what was working for you!
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    SoHo
    Caught a few on the #22 stripper midges and the like. Blue wing olives came off pretty good both Friday and Saturday eve with the biggest flurry on Saturday morn. Caught a good number of fish on #20s. Sulphurs just starting to show up but fish didn't take much notice of patterns. #16 tan caddis in fair numbers, assorted crane flies and what appeared to be some #16 hendricksons, not really sure but they looked wine to brown cast colored. Thanks for the report.
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    fat browns
    Those are some seriously fat brownies! Glad to hear you did well.
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