Fishing at the Fall River has been good. Surface action has been inconsistent, but you never know when a fish will get the urge to crush a dry. Pale morning duns are the most common hatch, along with caddis. Terrestrials, specifically hoppers, are really great to try right now, especially with a dropper nymph. Sometimes a finicky fish takes a nymph so lightly that it’s barely noticeable with an indicator, which is why dry dropper and euro nymphing techniques are so great. Nymphing has been best with the typical patterns. Euro-style jigged nymphs in size 18 are an excellent choice for a dropper. Otherwise, zebra midges, small mayfly nymphs, and small pupa patterns will eventually do the trick once you find a feeding fish. If the forecast holds true, we should see below-average temperatures for a few days after this heat. With any luck, we won’t see 90 degrees at all in September.
Suggested Dries: X-Caddis #14-20, Black, Tan or Olive Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Parachute PMD #16-18, Tilt Wing PMD #16-18, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-16, Yellow Sally #14 -16, Purple Haze #16-20, Sparkle Dun BWO #16-20, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-20, 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, Black or Olive Tailwater Tiny #18-22, Black or Red Rainbow Warrior #18-20, Olive Micro May #18-20, FB Pheasant Tail #16-20, Split Back PMD #18, Olive or HE Anato-May #16-20