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February Fishing in Western North Carolina

February Fishing in Western North Carolina

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The fishing has been good here lately with some bugs moving!  The Winter Stoneflies have been out in good numbers, and also starting to see some Caddis on certain rivers!  For the dry fly guy, find a sunny patch of the river in the afternoon and you'll most likely see some rising fish.  Dry flies: Size 14 Dark Caddis, Adams Parachutes 14-18.  Nymphs in sizes 14-18 have been a good bet.  Eggs, Hares Ears, Pheasant tails, Midges, San Juan Worms will all get it done if fished properly.  For you hatch hunters, The major bugs are right around the corner so be ready!  I know I am!

Tight Lines to you all!


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Gordon began fly fishing as a teenager in southwestern Pennsylvania, where he was raised. He has snagged great catches from as far away as Nevada, California, and Belize. However, he and his wife decided to settle in western North Carolina, where they started Turning Stones. Gordon is a Certified Casting Instructor for the Federation of Fly Fishers and the  Southeastern Coach of the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team.