Things are trending in the right directions this week which is up, as in on the surface. Yes, finally some dry fly action. The lower South Fork below Cottonwood has warmed up enough that we are seeing hatches of Little Yellow Sallies, Green Drakes, PMD’s, and even a few Salmon Flies. The upper river is still primarily a sub-surface game but with so many nymphs crawling around the fishing has been excellent. As we move into the weekend expect more Salmon Flies emerging on the lower river and Little Sallies and PMD’s making their way into the canyon section. The next few weeks will be what makes the South Fork of the Snake River famous.
Flies and Tactics for Sections 1 & 2:
Double nymph rigs with a Stonefly Nymph (size 4 & 6), trailed by a smaller nymph to imitate a Little Yellow Salley, PMD, or Green Drake.
Flies and Tactics for Sections 3 & 4:
Nymphs may still be your best bet in the morning but as the water warms you can transition to a dry dropper rig. As the bugs hatch it may be difficult to figure out which of the dry flies the fish are eating. Some fish will key in on Sallies while others are only eating PMD’s.
If you have questions, need a shuttle, or want us to put together a box of flies that are working you can give us a call at 208.483.2727 or come by our shop in Swan Valley.
See you on the water!
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