The weather for the Upstate SC area looks about like your typical summer pattern. Highs in the 90s with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Doesn’t get much more typical than that. Water levels in the region are basically a little low, but not to the extreme. I would expect clear water unless a storm cell stirs things up a bit. Recheck the forecast before you head out. You know how the weather is.
The DNR stocked over 8,000 trout into our waters this week. Some of these included the Lake Hartwell Tailwater, Little Eastatoee, Little Canebrake, Rocky Bottom and South Saluda River. We’re still in the fairly easy fly choice season. Nearly anything “buggy” stands a pretty good chance of working, especially on stocked trout. Parachute Adams, stimulators, woolly buggers, light cahills, and terrestrials etc. Wild trout should take about the same flies, although I prefer to size it down a little. A stocked trout might rise to #12 or #14 dry fly, but a wild one might think twice. If you hit some wild water, try #16s and #18s, or maybe #8 or #10 buggers, or nymphs in the #14 to #20 range.