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Thread: ?? French Broad Smallies ??

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    Default ?? French Broad Smallies ??

    With winter coming to an end, and the snow done until next winter (I HOPE) I was wondering if it was to early to wade the FB for smallies. If not, what are some good fly patterns to use for them, and if it is to early, when is a good time to start? Itching to land a big smallie on the fly.
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    Default Re: ?? French Broad Smallies ??

    try around the deep, SLOW water below marshall dam, I have caught them this early there. as far as patterns, maybe something heavy you can twich on the bottom. with all this rain we have had, I would SERIOUSLY think about wading around, I bet it is roaring and muddy. Little too dangerous to try in my opinion. If you can stand the trash, try redmon dam. I normally start wading the broad around mid april.
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    Default Re: ?? French Broad Smallies ??

    awesome Tom! That's what i needed to know. I'm not thinking about wading it right now, like u said the 2 day t-storm and snow melt off has got the river MOVING. I'm just itching to land a smallie on the fly. Think Tuesday or Wednesday i'm gonna go get some practice fly fishing on a private pond that is supossed to have some monster hybrid bream and some bass.
    "My biggest worry is that my wife (when I'm dead) will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it." Koos Brandt

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