The Crooked is slowly improving and we’ve been receiving more and more good reports in the past week. A couple of our guides have had solid days catching relatively nice Rainbows and there are certainly enough fish feeding to make the drive worth it. Most of the action has been subsurface, although there are plenty of PMDs and Caddis around to bring the occasional fish to the surface. We still like to swing buggers and other Leech patterns in these conditions. It’s a great way to change things up and find some of the larger fish that are in the Crooked.
Suggested Dries: Black or Tan Foam Bodied Caddis #14-18, Black or Tan Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Cutter’s Caddis #14-18, Parachute PMD #16-18, Tilt Wing PMD #16-18, Hackle Stacker PMD #16-18, Parachute Adams #16-18, Purple Haze #16-20
Suggested Nymphs: Black or Purple Zebra Midge #16-20, Beadwing Midge #18-20, Black or Pearl Rainbow Warrior #18-20, Pearl or Red Lighting bug #16-20, Olive or Hare’s Ear Anato-May #16-20, Copper Microstone #16-18, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #14-18, FB Pheasant Tail #14-18, Micro Mayfly #18-20, Black or Red Copper John #14-18, Black or Red Two Bit Hooker #16-20