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Minimum Flow~Fall Fishing~Fly Tying

The leaves are changing and we are getting some of the best color I’ve seen in several years.  The fish are also changing colors and are starting to sport the colors of the spawn.

24″ Bow Released Unharmed

This fish above was hooked on a pink San Juan Worm tied on our new 839 Streamer hooks Size #14 heavy wire (now available on our web shop http://theflyfishing-store.com $10 for 50 count).  This past month a steady one unit of water has been running very consistently and with few breaks looks as though it will continue to do so.  Perhaps the weekends will bring some minimum flow as did one day this week.  

The past two days rainfall has caused some runoff.  I will be on the water the next two days and of course I will start with a SJ Worm below the creeks in the faster water.

 

839 Streamer Hook Heavy Wire 50 Ct box $10.00

The unreal egg is another fly I will be using in the faster water this weekend.  In areas such as Cane Island or Blue Hole an egg attractor (apricot yarn) with an orange tungsten bead tied on a Jig Hook HSCJ516 #12 hook and either a ruby or glitter midge below that.

Check out our web shop as we have added lots of new products such at Deer Hair, Veevus Body Quill and of course our new Barbless Hooks, Chemically sharpened with wider gapes black nickel.  And you get 50 hooks for only $10.00  Give them a try!  If you don’t like them return them and I’ll give you your money back on any unused ones.

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If you are familiar with the firehouse hooks these are the same ones.

HSC316 Very Similar to the 2488 50 count box only $10.00
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One Heck Of A Caddis Hatch. Next Up Sulphur Hatch.

It showed up on time.  Yep! Caddis.  What a phenomenal hatch this has been.  This hatch has been producing lots of brown trout along with some big numbers of rainbow trout.  This hatch has offered the opportunity for both dry fly fishing as well as nymph fishing.  But I must say the nymph fishing is a ton better than the dry fly catching.  I’ve watched this hatch grow over the past 23 years of working this river.  When I started guiding in 1995 there was not much of a caddis from the dam down to White Hole.  Especially so with the sulphur hatch but 24 years later both of these hatches occur all along the river.  

Usually starting downstream these hatches work their way upstream and our trout really key in on them.  The caddis hatch in particular can get so heavy that the fisherman must must find another area where the hatch is not so heavy so that he can continue to catch fish.  The best part of this hatch is that lots of different types of caddis flies will work under the surface.  Fishing two tungsten bead flies on no or weak generation is very productive.  The top fly with a 3/32 tungsten bead size 14 with another below it size 16 with a 5/64 bead is the way most fish this hatch from a boat.  Swinging various flies while wading can also be very productive.  I have had several report of wade fisherman doing very well with soft hackles weighted and unweighted.  Generally a type of green body made with either wire or wire and dubbing.  Some with a tungsten bead and some without a tungsten bead depending on the depth one is fishing.  

As of this writing the caddis hatch is still going on but will soon begin to wane and give way to the sulphur hatch.  PT’s and drys can be pretty good during this hatch so be ready for it when it starts.  Usually towards the end of may and into June we should start seeing this bug.  Hopefully the water will cooperate for this hatch as it generally has done during the caddis hatch.

Call 870-404-8906 to book fishing.  June is shaping up to be a good month.

Good catching

Jimmy T.