Fishing on the Crooked has been excellent. The cooler weather will likely push the hatches a bit earlier and possibly make the bugs more abundant. There has been a really good pale morning dun hatch with some caddis mixed in. The cool weather this week may even bring out a few blue wing olives in the evening. Terrestrials are still a very good choice as well. Nymphing has been good with PMD nymphs, caddis pupa, two-bit hookers, midges, and perdigons. Swinging soft hackles and pupa is a great idea to try and get an aggressive tight line grab. We’ve been hearing about some really nice trout being caught out on the Crooked recently. If I wanted to catch lots of fish, I would be heading to the Crooked this week.
Recommended Dries: Black, Tan or Olive Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, CDC Caddis #14 - 16, Purple Haze #18-20, Winkers Midge Black #18-24, Stillborn Midge #18-20, Chubby Chernobyl Black #14-16, Tilt wing PMD #16, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-16, Tilt Wing Dun Mahogany #14, CDC Thorax PMD #16-18
Recommended Nymphs: Perdigon Purple #14-18, Physco Prince #14-18, Two Bit Hooker #16-20 Red or Black, Trina’s BWO Angel-case Emerger #16-20, TailWater Tiny TB Olive #18-22, BWO Biot Emerger #18-20, Split Back PMD #18, Soft Hackle Olive #16-20, Zebra Midge #18-20, Olive BH Scud #16 - 14, Olive or Tan Sparkle Pupa #16-18, Nitro Caddis Pupa #16-18