The weekend is again upon us and things are looking great whether you're headed to the beach or to the river. This has been and extremely stable week weather wise and it looks as though we can expect the same for next week as well. It's been great to have nights around 60 with some even dipping into the mid 50s; this has been keeping our rivers in good shape and fish happy.
It's time to grab your readers, threader boxes, and three weights because we're starting to see Tricos in the mornings! Now, many of you will roll your eyes or groan at the thought of threading those #20 flies onto 6X in the early morning light but it's some of the most fun you can have on light tackle in the summer. Oh, did I mention you can catch fish and get off the water before you see a single kayak?
Well if the small stuff jus isn't your thing there is still tons of great terrestrial fishing happening. Again, mornings are going to be be your best bet. This is true for a few reasons. First of all, water temps are at their best. Sure, fish will feed in warmer temps but it can stress and kill fish if we hook and play fish in water temps at or above 70. Secondly, fish tend to feed more comfortably in low light conditions. When it gets bright, lots of fish will sulk down away from the bright sun. Lastly, we usually don't see the "party barges" of tubes and kayaks coming down the rivers before noon so the water will be a lot less distrubed.
FLIES TO HAVE:
- Chubby Chernobyls
- Dave's Hopper (think about letting this one sink into the film)
- Hippie Stompers
- Ants! (maybe the most underrated terrestrial)
- Parachute Adams
- Elk Hair Caddis
- Trio Patterns
- Parachute Adams (18-22)
- Trico Duns (18-22)
- Trico Spinners (18-22)