So Doug and I had a plan to fish the Caney Fork, and get up really early so we could make the long drive. Unfortunately it didn’t happen as planned. We both apparently slept through our alarm clocks. I know that shouldn’t be an excuse, but oh well. Since we ruined the possiblity of doing a long day trip, we thought we’d salvage it with a short trip up to Nance’s Ferry on the Holston.
We got on the river about 1pm and fished the closest riffle to the boat ramp. We immedeately started catching fish on nymph rigs. I think the fly of choice ended up being a black zebra midge under a bead head soft hackle pheasant tail. We worked our way up to the top run catching fish the whole way up. Doug pulled some nicer fish out of the heavy water. We then focused our attention on some risers and picked off a few with dry dropper rigs.
We were off the river by 4pm and I think we landed at least 30 fish between the two of us. A bonus was the when the sun came out and turned a gloomy January day into a great day to be out on the river with a good friend.