Forrester’s Fly Bench
Fishing Report 6/17/2017
River flow: 9,000 cfs
Water Temp: 60 F
Mountain Snow pack: 134% of average and falling
Nymphs: Sow bugs, scuds, worms and caddis pupae
Method: 8 foot 3x or stronger leader to one 3o split shot. 1ft or so to the first fly and1ft or so to the second fly.
Size 14-18 Grey Ray Charles
Size 14-18 Pink Soft Hackle with a hot orange bead
Size 16-18 Orange scud or natural scud
Size 4-6 Steel worms. Red or orange
Size 8-10 Two-tone chenille worm
Size 16-18 caddis pupae
The water temperature is warm and the caddis have started to emerge. When you get a snag and your flies break free, BAM caddis cones are in the mix! Oddly enough because of the high dam releases and warm water caddis have got active early. Fishing a caddis has been paying off, but the meat to throw for more fish is still the worm and orange scud on the upper three. A steel worm to chenille two-tone worm is the best way to get em’ below three mile.
Dry Flies: Caddis
Method: 9 foot 5x leader to the top fly. 1ft or so leader to the second fly.
Size 16-18 CDC Caddis
Size 16-18 Caddis emerger
Fish are eating caddis in soft water spots on the bank. The water in the middle of the river is still to heavy for fish to be looking up when there are still to many nymphs coming down the water column.
Streamers: Little shiner minnows
Method: 4-6 foot 0x or stronger leader to a single small white streamer.
Small White Shiner imitations
Colors: White and olive
Fish are still keying in on shiner minnows on typical streamer days. Cloud cover and throwing to the soft water with a shiner imitation is still producing. However many trout are getting savvy on the white shiner impression and have started eating olive streamers as well. In short the fish are still looking for shiners, but need a crafty streamer pattern to get them to really bite.