Carolina Fly Fishing Club

Mitchell River, Surry County, NC - Weekend Day Trip

  • 25 Jan 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • Mitchell River, Surry County, NC
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Mitchell River, Surry County, NC
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - Day Trip

The Mitchell River is upstream from Kapps Mill dam. The Mitchell has plenty of nice runs and deep holes holding stocked and holdover rainbows and browns mostly in the 9"- 15" range. The stream has good wade access; so, anglers regularly net good numbers of nice trout in the Mitchell. The Mitchell is designated Delayed Harvest and fishes well March, April, May, October, November and December.  The river is close by scenic wine making country surrounding Dobson, North Carolina home to Shelton Vineyards.

Suggested length of 8’ to 10’ works well with 3 to 6 wt line.  Leader to match rod length in 3X to 5X.  Shorter leaders make casting weighted flies a little easier.  If desired, you can always add more tippet to lengthen leader.

The fish will generally be in deep slow water. So use lots of weight to get fly down.  Size is not cast in concrete, so experiment with fly size and pattern.

 Insect  Emergence  Pattern
 Blue Winged Olive
 (Dry Flies)

18-24 Blue Winged Olive
18-24 Adams
18-24 Black CDC Comparadun 

 Early Black Stone
 All Day 16-18 Black Stone Fly Nymph
16-18 Black Adult Stone Fly
 Nymphs and Midges  All Day

18-24 Zebra Midge
16-20 Pheasant Tail Nymph

Google “Fly Hatch Charts in NC” or…read more > > >

See pictures of Fly Patterns > > >

Winter Midge fishing YouTube with Kelly Galloup > > >

Need Help?
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Directions from Charlotte to 365 Grover Cockerham Road, Dobson, NC 27017

From Charlotte go north on I-77.
At Exit 93 take ramp right toward Dobson.
At the end of the ramp turn left onto Zephyr Rd.
Go 1.6 miles, turn right onto Kapps Mill Rd.
Go 1.8 miles, turn right onto River Rd.
Go 1.2 miles, turn right onto Grover Cockerham Rd. (gravel road)
Go .7 miles to the end of the gravel road. There is a gate and parking lot on the left.

We will meet up there at 9:00 am for people who have not fished here before and also for lunch at 12:00 noon.  Bring your own brown bag lunch and drinks.

Club Outings: Due to CFFC liabilities anyone attending a club outing must be up to date with their CFFC and FFI memberships. Guests or lapsed members must sign a release form at the gathering or you can link to the release form. You can print, fill it out and bring with you to the outing. Release Form


Note: to the right of the exit 93 ramp, there is a Dairy Queen and a BP gas station.

Meet up parking area

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