The boulder is low and clear now. During the heat of the day the fish are reluctant to look into the bright sun, but a dropper nymph is a quick fix to this problem. Running a silver lightning bug or silver lil spanker will get the job done. Anything in the smaller baetis style nymphs are great options on the boulder at the moment. Be on the lookout for rising fish in the softer water. These fish will be keyed in on smaller mayflies. Baetis, Tricos, Psuedos, and Gray Midges are all bugs that you may see. A smaller purple haze is a great general imitation for these mayflies. In the evenings, there have been a few caddis around and the fish will eat these imitations worked tightly to the bank.
Dries: Renegade: 16-18-20, Purple haze: 12-18, Humpy (red): 12-14, Chubby chernobyl: 8-14, Hamburgler: 12-16, Trico spinner: 18-22, Adams parawulff: 16-18, Matts Midge: 18-20, Adult Midge Dark: 18-22, Para Midge: 18-20, Film Critic BWO: 16-20, C-UM Spinner BWO: 16-20
Nymphs| Copper John Yellow, Blue, Red, Lime: 12-14-16 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Silver: 14-16-18 Purple Berger: 14-16, Tungsten G6 Olive: 14-16 Dirty Bird Olive: 14-16 Starling Darling: 16 Petrified Pupa: 16 San Juan: 10-14, Olive Spanker: 16-20,
Streamers| Black RL Krystal Bugger: 6-8 Hairy Sculpin Dk Olive, Brown: 2-4 CH Bow River Bugger Black, Brown: 2-4-6 Stinger Sculpin Tan, Olive: 4 Silvey's Sculpin Black, Olive, Tan: 2 Flash Fry Whitefish: 2
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