September comes in cooler and cloudy, how I wish I was on the river this morning! With the flow drop this week (now at 9500 cfs) we saw some more “Mutant” golden stones emerging and with the cloudy weather coming in surface action should pick up. Twitching Chernobyl Ants from first light through around 11:00 AM (and longer with clouds) is the game most of our guides will be playing. Cooler weather is forecast for the weekend so don’t be surprised if you see some Blue Winged Olives starting to come off. The fish will really key in on them both in the nymph and adult stage. I think Labor Day weekend fishing is looking pretty good with the weather forecast.
Should the sun come out and things warm up the dry fly fishing will probably slow down. We’ve had success fishing small stonefly nymphs with a small dropper behind it. Search out foam lines and riffles for the best success.
Flies to have on hand this week: Chernobyl Ants (Fish them with a twitch and come by the shop to get some “Sponge Bobs”), Brown E.T.’s, Parachute Purple Haze, Brown Size 8 Rubber legs, Burke’s spent hopper.