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Old 04-18-2017, 08:11 PM
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We have had perfect weather the last several weeks so I rented a cabin in Blue Ridge with the intent of fishing the Toccoa. Now that I have the weather has turned poor and it is supposed to rain all week through the weekend. Anyone have any pointers for fly fishing when it has been raining? I imagine the water will be up and cloudy... I can fish the DH or the tail waters.

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They will bite between showers and totally shut down when it is raining. Like an off and on switch.
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Not really sure possibly the canoe launch or if I go to the tail Curtis Switch I guess? Also any recommendations on what flies to use in cloudy water is greatly appreciated
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Black Woolie Buggers.........
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Blue Ridge got a lot of rain.. Tamen Park might be the only game in town. The DH will be stained and fast. Curtis will be down right coffee with cream...
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The Toccoa DH section is still only running at 261 cfs. That's a fine water level for wading but you do need to know that this section of the river is generally tricky wading. Check here to keep up with the water level.

The tailwater at Curtis Switch should be good to fish also and has been offering up some decent fishing with some nice browns being caught. Don't let rain keep you off the river unless it's flooding and/or lightning. A little off-color water can be magical. Woolly Buggers are unbeatable but also try Pat's Rubber Legs in brown/gold color and always drop a Pheasant Tail off the back of any fly you're fishing on the Toccoa. Duck hunting weather can produce some epic Blue Wing Olive hatches.
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I might actually get up to toccoa Saturday evening. Im debating between there and Tellico.
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Wow. Mr. Harris is right. I was very surprised to see the flow on the upper Toccoa at 260. I will hit the upper Toccoa myself on Saturday!
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The Toccoa DH section is still only running at 261 cfs. That's a fine water level for wading but you do need to know that this section of the river is generally tricky wading. Check here to keep up with the water level.

The tailwater at Curtis Switch should be good to fish also and has been offering up some decent fishing with some nice browns being caught. Don't let rain keep you off the river unless it's flooding and/or lightning. A little off-color water can be magical. Woolly Buggers are unbeatable but also try Pat's Rubber Legs in brown/gold color and always drop a Pheasant Tail off the back of any fly you're fishing on the Toccoa. Duck hunting weather can produce some epic Blue Wing Olive hatches.
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