The Callibaetis hatch on East is very strong right now, and stillwater dry fly opportunities are about as good as they’ll ever get. The timing of the hatch has been very consistent, with the first bugs typically showing in late morning. The fish will typically key in on the crippled emergers first, and the adults shortly after. There is little reason to fish anything other than a dry fly through most of the afternoon, but if the surface action slows a Callibaetis dropper 2-3 feet off the dry should keep the numbers rolling in. There may be a lull in surface activity in the late afternoon, but things typically pick back up in the late evening with fish feeding aggressively and without hesitation. Leeches and indicator rigs are have been very consistent in the mornings and afternoon lulls, and fish can be brought to the boat throughout the day.
Suggested Dries: Parachute Callibaetis #14-16, Hackle Stacker Callibaetis #14-16, Thorax Callibaetis #14-16, Tilt Wing Callibaetis #14-16, Last Chance Cripple Callibaetis #14-16, D&D Cripple Callibaetis #14-16, Parachute Adams #14-16, Purple Haze #14-16, Griffith’s Gnat #18-20, CDC Flying Ant #16
Suggested Nymphs: Poxyback Callibaetis #14-16, Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-16, Feather Duster #14-16, Black or HE Depth Charge #14-16, BH Pheasant Tail #14-18, BH Hare’s Ear #14-18, Dark Assassin #14-18, Balanced Assassin #14, Olive or Ruby Balanced Leech #14-16