Fishing has been good up at the Lava Lakes. The most productive technique is going to be indicator fishing; however, stripping flies and dry dropper techniques have great potential. Terrestrials are good to throw on if you’re looking for dry fly action and dropping a nymph under one can be deadly. It pays off to be prepared with callibaetis duns and cripples, you wouldn’t want to miss out on a big hatch. For subsurface flies, callibaetis nymphs and chironomids are excellent. Size 14 - 18 is a good place to start, but now that the weather is warming up give some larger chironomids a try. Leeches and damsels have potential, especially the damsels. Fish balanced patterns under an indicator or strip the non-weighted patterns with an intermediate or sinking line. Enjoy the mountain views and hungry fish up there!
Suggested Flies: Black or Red Zebra Midge #16-18, Black or Red Chironocone #14-18, Grey Gillie Midge #16, Tiger Midge #16-18, Olive Juju Chironomid #14, Poxyback Callibaetis #16-18, Feather Duster Callibaetis #16-18, Dark Assassin #14-18, Bird’s Nest HE #14-18, Bird’s Nest or Black Depth Charge #16-18, Bruised or Olive Balanced Leech #10-14, Ruby Leech #10-12, Agent Black #14-16, Olive or Black BH Mini Leech #12, Thin Mint #10-12, Black Wooly Bugger #10-12