12/24/16 River Report
River Flow 748 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 33'F. - Rain, mainly before 1pm. High near 39. - South wind around 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. - The staff at HRO would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday !! - The river is clear with some shelf ice this morning. - These are the perfect conditions to break out the spey rods. - Rig up with Scandi or Skagit heads and sink tips to swing big streamers for Rainbows and Browns !! - When the water levels drop a little bit more; nymph the water more carefully with big Stone Fly nymphs or San Juan Worms with an Egg dropper. - At this time of year it's best to get on the river a little later in the morning. - This gives the sun a chance to warm up the river a couple degrees. - The fish will become more active in the slightly warmer water.
When the water levels drop a little bit more; Try nymphing deep with a two fly rig.- On your two fly nymph rig start with Rubber Leg Stone Fly nymph or San Juan Worm and an Egg Pattern as a dropper. - Fishing Streamers is a great way to cover water and to find big fish. - Swing streamers behind exposed boulders and thru all the deeper riffles & pools. - Then go back and nymph right on the bottom over any river section that produced takes on streamers.
AM River Water Temp 33' - River Flow 748 CFS - Morning Air Temp 32'- Today's Air Temp High 39' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 30' - Need a Last Minute Gift Idea ? - Gift Certificates for Guided Wade or Drift Trips Make The Best Christmas Gifts.....
Soft Hackles: Partdrige and Green, Partdrige and Yellow, Partdrige and Orange,
Wet Flies: Alexandria, Eggs, Sucker Spawn, San Juan Worms
Nymph Choices; Hares Ear, BH Princes, BH Pheasant Tails, Big Yellow or Brown Stones, Rubber Legs(all colors), 20 Incher's, Yellow Wire Stones & Euro Bead Head Princes
Streamers: Pick Your Pocket, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Circus Peanuts, Home Invaders, Clousers
Our Guides are Ready to Take You Trout Fishing!!! - Don't forget we offer a FULL ROD REPAIR SERVICE Bamboo, Graphite and Glass. - Reel Seat Replacement, Cork Grip Repairs, Guide Replacement, Rod Wrapping and Rod Finishing. - Repair your old favorite rods and fish them again!!