Friday, October 30, 2015

Sunday 11/1/15- looking great

Starting Monday November 2nd, we go back to closing at 5pm, every day until next spring. Great to see the river with a normal water level in it again, the drought is finally over! Total flow in Catch & Release section is about 175cfs (96cfs from dam in Riverton), water temps have averaged from upper 40s to mid 50's lately. These are nice conditions, and as you can see in the photo there is still some pretty foliage color left. Streamers would be an excellent choice today, nymphing too. We have had some great afternoon hatches of Blue Wing Olives #22-24 this week along with some Rusty Spinners in matching sizes. Winter Caddis #20-24 have been hatching early to mid morning. In the afternoons look for Tan Caddis #16-18, October Caddis #10-14 and Isonychia #12-14. Nymphwise, use Yellow Stoneflies #12-16, Black Stoneflies 8-14, Egg Flies #12-18, Hot Spot Baetis #16-20, Blue Wing Olive #16-22, Rainbow Warrior #16-18, Tan Caddis Pupa #14-16, Green Caddis Larva #14-16, Pheasant Tails #16-22, Prince Nymph #12-14.

One of the top anglers in the world, George Daniel will be here this Saturday, Oct 31 from 3-5pm signing his new book on streamer fishing, "Strip-Set". Done in similar format to his amazing "Dynamic Nymphing" book, this book covers it all and includes hundreds of beautiful color photos. Equipment (rods/ lines/leaders/tippet), the relationship between predator & prey, reading the water, his favorite streamers (and pattern recipes), his "system" (upstream, across, and downstream with floating, sink-tip & sinking lines). He categorizes all streamers into 6 categories: swimming, jigging, swinging, dead-drift, floating, and hanger/suspender. You get a peek into his personal fly boxes stuffed with small, medium and large flies. He also covers night fishing, and all the nuances of how to properly present your fly. We will have plenty of his new book hand for purchase, as well as copies of his best-selling "Dynamic Nymphing".