The North Carolina wild waters are fishing strong into the late summer. Fairly consistent rain kept water levels above the often scary danger zones so often associated with summer. As we start to transition out of summer and into fall, start looking for the smaller caddis flies to come back out and the smaller baetis nymphs and mayflies to make their presence known. This will keep getting better the deeper into fall and close in on winter. Think about those “brownish olive” nymphs in the #16s and #18s. There are certainly a few Yellow Sallies still around. Oh…and don’t count out the terrestrial bite! Crickets seem to be everywhere right now! These little jewels of the Southern Appalachians are what we live for!