Things are getting better and better on East, and the warmer weather has really kicked the Callibaetis hatch into high gear. We’ve received multiple reports of near non-stop dry fly fishing beginning midday and extending into the early hours of the afternoon. The fish in East tend to feed more aggressively this time of year, and will certainly become more wary as they encounter greater numbers of artificial flies, so now is the time to get up there. During the mornings and slow afternoons nymphing has been very good. Callibaetis nymphs have been the top producer but we’ve also seen good numbers of fish on Chironomids and Leech patterns. If fish are actively feeding on the surface but don’t like the looks of the adult Callibaetis patterns we’ve listed below, drop a nymph 2-4 feet off of the dry to get fish that are up in the water column. Typically they’re a little less wary below the surface.
Suggested Dries: Hackle Stacker Callibaetis #14-16, Parachute Callibaetis #14-16, Thorax Callibaetis #14-16, Last Chance Cripple Callibaetis #14-16, D&D Cripple Callibaetis #14-16, Almost Dun Callibaetis #14-16, Parachute Adams #14-16, Purple Haze #14-16, CDC Flying Ant #14-16, Hi-Vis Foam Beetle #14
Suggested Nymphs: Black or Bird’s Nest Depth Charge #14-16, Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-16, Mighty May Callibaetis #14-16, Ostribaetis #14-16, Feather Duster #14-16, Trigger Callibaetis #14-16, Black or Purple Zebra Midge #16-18, Juju Chironomid #14-16, Red or Black Ice Cream Cone #14-16, Yankee Buzzer #14, Chironocone #14-16, Dark Assassin #16-18, Parallel Assassin #14-16, Balanced Leech #10-14