Flows on the South Fork of the Snake have been steady this week at 10,700 cfs. With steady flows and warmer weather, we are seeing some fine fishing conditions for May. Nymphing remains the best tactic for bending your rod. Rubberlegs, San Juan Worms, and egg patterns top the list of empty fly bins each day as our guides fill their cups. If the fish get picky a variety of small midge patterns are catching fish; ET’s (aka Tungsten Thread Midges) and Perigons topping that list.
There is very limited action on the surface with midges but it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled for rising fish. If you’re not into nymphs you can count on streamers for some action. The water is clear and cold so keep those streamers moving slow.
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