River Flow 231 CFS - Visibility - Clear -Sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph. - AM Water Temp 55' - AM Air Temp 41' - Daytime High 71' - PM Air Temp Low 45'
When we get thesecold morningslike this it's best to let the sun warm up the river a bit and then start fishing around mid-morning. - This gives the sun a chance to warm up the river and get the fish back in a feeding mood. - Start swinging big streamers in the morning to find agressive fish. - Then go back and nymph the same runs. - Mid-Day lots of Fish are actively feeding in the film. - BWO Emergers, Soft Hackles, Flying Ants & ISO nymphs are good bets to fish in the film. - With the lower river flows and bright daytime sun light; Nymph the riffles and pocket water. - On overcast rainy days, look for BWO's on the river. Flying ants are also making their appearance on the river !!
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Now for the fishing conditions. The river is at 231 CFS - AM Water Temp 55'. - When we get thesecold morningslike this it's best to let the sun warm up the river a bit and then start fishing around mid-morning. - At these river flows you can wade almost anywhere in the TMA !! - With the lower river flows and bright daytime sun light; Nymph the riffles and pocket water. - Swing soft hackles like; Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails. Fish are actively feeding in the film. - BWO Emergers, Soft Hackles & ISO nymphs are good bets to fish in the film. Tune-up your fly vest by cleaning out the last year's leaders & tippet spools and replace them with fresh leaders & tippet spools for this year. Reorganize your flies into new boxes. Check your vest to see if you need more floatant, lead shot, strike indicators or tippet rings. If your fly line is becoming stiff or cracked it's time to change it. You can bring your fly reel into the shop and we can machine wind a new fly line with free backing !! If your favorite rod has broken guides, tip tops, missing hook keeper or needs new wraps.......Bring it down to the shop for repair.
We like the following patterns: Dry Flies: Flying Ants, BWO's, ISO's, Cahill's - Streamers: John's Lion Bugger, G's Catch'Em All, Circus Peanuts, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket - Soft Hackles: Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails - Nymphs: Golden Stone (8-10) BH Hares Ear (12-16), BH Princes (10-16), BH Pheasant Tails (12-18), Rubber Legs (all colors), 20 Incher's (8-16) & Euro Bead Head Princes. Don't forget to try a Chartreuse or Yellow Stone Mop Fly, too. We recommend a drop rig for maximum effectiveness and use an indicator to make sure you don't miss any takes. Try the AirLock indicators if you haven't already. They are the best!