Although the fishing on East has become a little trickier and the trout a little more weary, the Callibaetis hatch has been strong and fishing has been good. Dry fly fishing can be good, but nymphing has been the most consistent way to target fish through the day and during the hatch. Bugs typically start coming off late morning, with the hatch really peaking in the early afternoon of most days. It’s time to get creative with Callibaetis dry patterns, many of the standard dun patterns that have worked so well up to this point are getting increasing numbers of refusals from educated fish. Cripple and spinner patterns will produce good action when the fish are keyed in on them, and showing them something different should lead to some success. We’ve got a few new Callibaetis dries on the way as we speak so make sure to stop into the shop for a new pattern or two.We like to fish a dropper below the dry to maximize the number of takes, or nymph under an indicator a little deeper when the surface action doesn’t appear to be on.
Suggested Dries: High Vis Callibaetis Spinner #14-16, Rusty Spinner #14-16, D&D Cripple #14-16, Last Chance Cripple #14-16, Thorax Callibaetis #14-16, Hackle Stacker Callibaetis #14-16, Tilt Wing Mahogany #14-16, CDC Flying Ant #16, Hi Vis Beetle #14-16, Peacock Chubby Chernobyl #14-16
Suggested Nymphs: Poxyback Callibaetis #14-16, Trigger Callibaetis #16, Bird’s Nest Depth Charge #16-18, Dark Assassin #16-18, Balanced Assassin #16, Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-18, Pheasant Tail #14-18, Ice Cream Cone #16, Black Zebra Midge #16