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In case you haven’t heard drought conditions have set in and Buncombe, Henderson and Haywood counties are classified as being “abnormally dry”. From a fishing perspective this means that streams are flowing at about half thier normal rates for this time of year. So with water levels very low the streams will be gin clear and the fish very wary. And since its late fall there are no leaves on the streamside trees and bushes to hide behind. These kinds of conditions call for very stealthy approaches and long casts to keep from spooking wild fish. I’m not suggesting wearing cammo shirts and hats (although I know folks who do) but stick with colors that will blend in with the background. Also even though nymphs may be more productive, especially in the morning, be ready with a #16-18 parachute Adams in case the fish decide to go after some hatching midges or BWO’s.