Sunday, May 22, 2011

It Is Salmon Fly Time!!!

Stop your waiting and get geared up. The salmon flies are out and about and Still hatching in great numbers. The hatch is all the way up to Warm Springs and fish are looking up. With the water a bit high, most of the fishing is taking place super tight to the bank. The best patterns have been Norm Woods, Chubby Chernobyl, Chubby Norm, Clark's stone.. to name a few. I will say that we could not raise a fish on tippet larger than 4x. So keep the leader length and tippet in mind.

On our recent trips over on the Deschutes we have not been getting a hundred fish a trip but the fish we are hooking are quality red sides. When we have had a tough time finding cooperative fish on the surface, nymphing has also produces good numbers of fish. As far as the subsurface patterns that did the trick, Black Kaufman's stone, Double bead black stone, Double bead golden stone, FFS brown and golden stones, Batman, Chubby cousins, Guides Choice hares ear, green caddis pupa,and San Juan worms . Don't be afraid to adjust your weight and leaders to fit the water you fishing. Not all water fishes the same.

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