The Fall River has been fishing consistently well, and we have seen good numbers of fish in much of the river. There are many fish that have been in the system for a while now, providing a great challenge for those who enjoy testing their presentation skills in a sight fishing situation. The fish that have spent less time in the system have seen fewer flies and are more willing to eat. A light nymph set-up with small mayfly and midge patterns is the best way to find fish throughout the day, staying below the fish and working upstream is key. For the fish hanging in heavy cover and areas difficult to bring a nymph through, fish a mayfly attractor dry or try to work a small streamer near the numerous log jams that provide cover for wary fish. Terrestrials like ants and beetles will also bring an occasional fish to the surface.
Suggested Nymphs: Olive or Brown Micro Mayfly #18-20, Copper Microstone #16-18, Olive Anato-May #16-20, Black Winker’s Midge #18-22, Black or Red Zebra Midge #18-22, Tailwater Tiny #18-22, Black Beadwing Midge #18-22
Suggested Dries: Purple Haze #16-20, Parachute Adams #16-20, Tilt Wing PMD #16-18, PMD or BWO Sparkle Dun #18-20, Griffiths Gnat #18-22, Flying Black Ant #16