November 6 – 11, 2017
Poor innocent Midges and Sculpin have been the victims this week. Fish have been targeting those little bugs on top of the surface, as well as devouring big meals like Sculpin. Go fool these eager fish, they are hungry!
Dry Fly- Fishing
We are seeing fish nosing the surface, sipping Midges off the top. We did see a few Psuedo’s (Blue Winged Olives) as well. Look for these fish rising in calm pools. If you don’t see fish rising, don’t hesitate to throw those bugs and entice a rise.
Try small dries from sizes 20-18. It can be difficult to see these small flies but watch for the fish to show itself, when grabbing it off the surface. Cutthroats have been extremely slow on the eat, so take your time! Wait until the fish takes that fly completely.
Try the Goober Midge, Griffiths Gnat, Parachute Adams and small Blue Winged Olive patterns. Keep it small!
Streamers have been a lot of fun! We are seeing both Cutts and Brown’s behaving very aggressively. Olive and Black Sculpin patterns have still been the go to flies. Natural flies are getting strikes as well.
Sex Dungeon, Silk Kitty, Peanut Envy and Barely Legals are great Articulated patterns to use.
Zoo Cougar, Wooly Sculpin, Kill Whitey, Butt Monkey, Egg Sucking Leeches and Sculpins are great single hook patterns to throw at them as well.
With all the activity on the surface, you bet there is a feast going on below the surface. Green Machine, Zebra Midge, Ice Cream Cone are good nymphs to use right now. Try these flies in sizes 20-16.
Since these nymphs are small, try dropping either of the listed nymphs above, below your Parachute Adams or dry fly Midge. Drop them 16-12 inches below that dry fly.
Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, and Copper John’s are other great options. Dropping these nymphs below a San Juan Worm, Pats Rubber Leg or Egg Pattern is an effective nymph fishing rig.
Fishing has been a lot of fun this week. Fish are rising, striking big meals and feasting on the nymphs below. Whatever method you enjoy, get out there and fool some eager trout! Have a great weekend!