Weekly report and newsletter
this time of year the small grey caddis & green caddis will hatch sporadically throughout the day. When this happens the best way to fish is using a small grey or light green wet fly or soft hackle fished on the swing. If you see bulges use an unweighted fly swing it to the area were the bulge was. If the fish are not showing swing the fly into tail outs. At the end of the drift use a little rise of the rod tip to get the fish to take.
Flow is at 117 CFS (normal), water clear
Water temps are 50 degrees in the Am rising to about 55 at 3 Pm.
Right now there are black and brown stones sz 16-18, Hendricksons (pink sz 12, sz 14 red quills)with small black caddis sz 18.
flow is at 216 CFS ( normal), water is clear
water temps are 50 in the morning rising to about 55 at 3 PM
small stones black and sz 16-18, with some small midges, Hendricksons and a few quill Gordon’s, with little black caddis mixed as well.
Flow is at 48 CFS , water is clear
Water temps are 50 am to about 53 PM
Small stones and some small grey caddis. Hendricksons, look for small black caddis as well.
Flow is at 33 CFS , water is clear
Water temps 50 am to almost 54 in pm
Should have decent stones egg laying about now. Hendricksons, gray caddis, look for spinners in the afternoon.
Flow is at 849 CFS (this is about the limit of fishable high water)
Temps are 50 to 56 flow is clearing
Should see some decent grey caddis sz 16 -18, small stones
Flow is at 193 CFS, flow is clear
Water temps are 49 in the am going up to 56 in pm
Some caddis and yes Pat S there Hendricksons in the river now.
What to use:
As always buggers sz 8-10 in black, olive or a thin mint will work well. Small stone fly imitations in sz 16-18 to match the hatching stones ( dark brown/ black) . also try small dark wet flies later in the afternoon fished just under the surface upstream, this imitates the drown egg laying stones. Streamers like 6-8 grey ghosts and black nose dace will work as well. Bow river buggers sz 6-8 will produce as well. For nymphs try black hares ears sz 14-16, Riffle stones sz 8 fished dead drift as always will take fish. For quill Gordons use a Quill Gordon Wet instead of regular dry. The Epeorus nymphs actually shed their shuck on the bottom and rise as an almost fully formed adult. Warmer day they will only sit for a short time then take off so the wet fly swung to bulging trout works wonders. For the Hendricksons remember the male and female look completely different. Makes are a full hook size smaller (14) and reddish brown, female is size 12 and a pinkish /tan color. The males usually hatch first then the females will come off. Try a red quill parachute early the switch to a female colored dry once that stops working. With almost a week o emergence we will also see the spinner fall later in the afternoon, look for lazy rolling rises and hit them with a sz 12 rusty spinner.
We have some nice used rods for sale 11’6” 6 wt. Two hander , Greys 9’ 4wt StreamFlex, TFO pro 9’6” 5wt. with prism reel and Airflo line. A couple of bamboo rods and several Greys rods left 8’ 4wt, 8’6” 5 wt , 9’ 5wt , 9’ 6 wt in the GS 2 series, XF2 11’ 7wt, XF 2 6’6” 2wt, 9’ 8 and 9 wt. salt water rods. Stop in and check them out.