Fishing Season: Winter

Small Streams in Blue Ridge Mountains - NC

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Foscoe Fishing Company's Tip of the Week

Dry-dropper rigs are very effective in this area. Dropping your first nymph around 18 inches will cover almost everywhere effectively.

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Map of Small Streams in Blue Ridge Mountains

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/30/23

Warm temps and some rain in the forecast so bring a rain jacket.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/30/23

Smaller tippet sizes can achieve a more natural drift for nymphs and dries in the clearer water.

Local Species Available Winter

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Foscoe Fishing Company's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Elk Wing Caddis Black 12-16
Tungsten Jig Bugger N/A 10-16
Adams Dark Orange-Gray 16-20
Blue Winged Olive N/A 16-20
Split Case BWO Olive 18-20
Zebra Midge Black 18-22
Tunghead Soft Hackle Hare's Ear N/A 16-20
Bead Head Rubber-Legged Orvis CJ Silver 16,18
Caddis Emerger Brown 14-18

Elk Wing Caddis

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Foscoe Fishing Company's Recommended Gear

Description: About Small Streams in Blue Ridge Mountains

Small streams and feeder creeks throughout the southern Appalachian Mountains. These streams are incredibly healthy and at the upper elevations support the protected Appalachian Brook Trout. The Blue Ridge Parkway and The Wilson Creek area of Pisgah National Forest offer hundreds of excellent small stream fisheries.

Nearest Airport:

Charlotte, NC , Johnson City, TN


Caddis BWO Winter Stone Midges

Best Time to Fish:

All Day

Best Stretch:

Harper's Creek up from Mortimer

Best Access:

Explore any of the areas right off the main road through the both the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smoky as well as the side trails. The Wilson Creek area can get confusing so be sure to come by the shop and ask for directions.