The Fall River fish have been hungry but finicky, which is expected most days. This week the daytime temperatures aren’t too cold but the nighttime lows are pretty chilly. You can expect the fish to be most active around mid-morning, once the water warms up a bit. You can also expect the most dry fly action to occur right around then as well. Blue wing olives are the predominant hatch. Midges are also present in the mornings and afternoons; however, they haven’t been driving too many fish to the surface. The same flies, in their larval/nymph state, are the best subsurface flies. Baetis nymphs are anywhere from size 16 down to 22. Small size 20 - 22 midges tend to be best. Using a heavy tungsten euro nymph to bring a baetis or midge pattern down closer to the fish is an excellent tactic. Sometimes split shot gives your nymphs an odd drift which can make the fish suspicious. With dropping temperatures, the fish won’t be super active anytime soon. The sooner you head out to the Fall the better your chances are.
Suggested Dries: X-Caddis #14-20, Black, Tan or Olive Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Purple Haze #16-20, Sparkle Dun BWO #16-20, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-22, Olive Haze #16-18, Tilt Wing BWO #16-18, Parachute Adams #16-20
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