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Flows this morning are at 3,640 cfs. Water temps at 65. The air temperature should hit 70+/- today with an overnight low of 51.  These lower temperatures are a long time coming.  Lets hope it brings that water temp down a bit.  This should extend the hatches in the morning and allow this river to cool down in the evenings faster as well.  We may see some of the hatches get a bit stronger with the cooler temps, it is a nice thought at least.  Still get out there early, 6am.  Take a siesta and get back out around 6 or 7 pm and stay till dark.  It pays off just ask the staff at the big red barn.

Fish the Trico’s and caddis in the morning, Caddis and PMDs into the evening with terrestrials in between. There has been some good Caddis in the morning as well, look for that splashy rise.  If your nymph fishing stick with a heavy fly upfront like a Czech Nymph and drop a PT looking pattern off the back and hang on!

Current Working Fly Patterns:

Dries:

-#14-#18 CDC Caddis

-#18-#22 Hi-Viz CDC Trico Spinner

-#18-#22 Griffith’s Gnat

-#16-#18 Renegade

-#24          Evett’s Spinner

-#16-#20 Hi-Viz CDC Rusty Spinner

-#18-#20 WaterWisp Trico (Don’t forget…God Save the Queen)

-#14-#18 Caddis Snowshoe

-#14          CDC Stocking Wing Caddis

-#16          Black Elk Hair Caddis

-#16-#20 Harrop’s CDC Biot Emerger PMD (Great Evening Fly!!)

-#12-#16 Ants (Red or Black)

-#12-#14 Beetles (Various Patterns)

-#8-#12 Hoppers (Various Patterns)

-#18-#20 Parachute Adams

Nymphs & Streamers:

-#12-#16 Czech Nymph

-#16-#18 Lightning Bugs (Silver, Gold)

-#16-#20 Pheasant Tail

-#18-#20 Love Bugs

-#14-#18 Caddis Pupa

-#18-#22 Mirage Nymphs

-#16-#20 Superflash PT

-#18-#20 Zebra Midges (Black, Red, Purple)

-#6-#12Buggers (Think small olive stripping away for weed patches!)

-#4 Skiddish Smolt

-#2-#6 Fish-Skull MO-Minnow

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