The Fall River has been fishing well. It’s going to be cold up there and possibly snowy, so dress accordingly. The fish have been spreading out in the river, so don’t be afraid to explore some spots you haven’t. We’ve been hearing reports of good BWO hatches on the Fall, size 18-20 have been doing the trick. If the fish aren’t falling for the typical dry fly, cripples can be a great choice. If you see fish rising but they won’t take a BWO, a size 22 midge can sometimes do the trick. As far as nymphing goes, tight line Euro nymphing typically outperforms indicator methods on the Fall, but both have their place. Using a heavier fly like a Perdigon to sink a small midge nymph can be a good tactic. We’re still in the season where smaller is better, but that will change the closer we get to spring. If you can’t get fish to commit to tiny nymphs or dries going the complete opposite and throwing a large streamer at them can sometimes work.
Suggested Dries: Sparkle Dun BWO #16-20, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-22, Olive Haze #16-18, Tilt Wing BWO #16-18, Parachute Adams #16-20, Stillborn Midge #18-20
Suggested Nymphs: Black or Red Zebra Midge #18-22, Black or Red Winkers Midge #18-22, Biot Midge #18-22, Disco Midge #18-22, Black or Olive Tailwater Tiny #18-22, Black or Red Rainbow Warrior #18-20, Olive Micro May #18-20, FB Pheasant Tail #16-20, Slim Shady Olive #18-20, Olive or HE Anato-May #16-20