Thursday, March 5, 2009

Warm Weather a Comin'

Just saw the 6 day forecast and temps are supposed to be in the 60's and 70's everyday. On top of that, we are also forecast to have more rain 3 of those days. A good inch or so of 60 degree rainfall should do wonders for the hatches in the Smokies. That would probably be all that is needed to set them into full swing. I am talking about the Quill Gordons and Blue Quills. I may get some time to head up there this year for that hatch.

Also, it is getting closer to time for the white bass to start making their run up the rivers. That means it is time to tie up some big clousers and buggers in any color similar to white in preparation. So, that is what I have been working on the past week or so. Also, I am working on patterns for my Edisto Island redfish trip in April.

It looks like I will be getting out somewhere this Saturday. I am hoping to also take along my new 70-300mm lens and see how it performs. Spring is East Tennessee is unbeatable, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. So many species and a plethora of streams and lakes to choose from. How could it get any better?


David said...

Give us the scoop on the new lens and a review once you've tried it out!

Matthew Timbs said...

It could get better if I had more paid vacation time off...

Love your blog by the way. I'm new to fly fishing and have enjoyed reading it. Just hoping to discover some more good spots to fish around the Knoxville area.

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