What a weekend to be up here! Bugs are coming off and fish are looking up! Guided trips are reporting lots of fish being caught. Monstrous march browns, cahills, BWOs and caddis are all coming off. The big rainbows recently stocked are feeding as well as the many trout the state stocked this spring. The rains from last night are only bumping the water some today, but there isn't much rain in the forecast over the weekend so things will only improve.
River Flow 1190 CFS - Visibility 1-2' - AM Water Temp 60°F. - Cloudy skies today with showers mainly before 1PM, with a high near 62°. Northwest wind 8-13 mph. Tonight's low temp will be 52°. Partly sunny skies tomorrow with high temp of 67°. Come up and enjoy the perfect weather catching some great fish!
Start off your day swinging streamers to search for fish. Then work some nymphs and in the afternoon and evenings start looking to dries. The Streamer bite is on. Fish John's Lion Bugger, G's Gotcha, Circus Peanuts, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket, Conehead Muddlers and tie into some nice Rainbows. Smallmouths are also on the prowl in the TMA. Start off swinging streamers to find fish. When you get some fish on streamers switch to high stick nymphing. Stop in the shop to Stock up on Streamers & Stone Fly Nymphs Tune-up your fly vest by cleaning out the old leaders & tippet spools and replacing them with fresh new leaders & tippet spools. Reorganize your flies into new boxes. Check to see how much floatant, lead shot, strike indicators, tippet rings are left over from last year or bring your gear into the shop and we can help you tune it up for the coming season. If your fly line is becoming stiff or cracked it's time to change it. You can bring your fly reel to 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: March Brown Sparkle Duns, March Brown Spider, Light Cahill, Adams, BWOs (cloudy days), Green Caddis pupae and emergers, Circus Peanuts, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket, 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 San Juan 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!
A special thanks to all the independent guides who float over our rainbows and don't contribute a dime to stocking them.
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