Fishing has been good to great on our mountain streams, and bigger rivers. Cold fronts over the past few days provided some hot fishing for clients. We are now into terrestrial season with big chernobyl ants, beetles, and regular ants all taking fish. Another find has been that the trout are keying in on Dragon flies. Fishing a dark colored chernobyl ant with an active retrieve has been effective in taking fish keying on these large bugs.
When the fish are not coming to the surface dead drifting and stripping buggers, and small to mid sized streamers has done the trick. On the smaller streams we have found great success using small indicators above buggers and stonefly nymphs.
While on the bigger rivers a deep nymph rig with a bugger and small nymph like a serendipity or Pheasant tail has been a bread and butter strategy.
On the Ellis Caddis have been important with both nymphs and dry fly versions taking fish. We've had good success with an X-Caddis both dry and wet.
Thunderstorms have provided pulses of water that get the fish more aggressively eating streamers on all waters. It looks like we have another round of these coming through tomorrow.
We have a few dates still open for July and more in August so if you are looking to wet a line and learn more about summer trout strategies give us a call! Here are some more pics from the last week.