The Callibaetis hatch is still in full swing on East, and while there are plenty of flies around the fish have grown much more selective in what they are willing to take. Dry fly fishing in particular becomes substantially more difficult as high fishing pressure leads fish to carefully evaluate each potential meal before committing to the eat. There is still opportunity to have success with a good Callibaetis Dun or Spinner, but when fish start to reject the naturals there is only so much we can do as anglers! The nymphing has remained a consistent way to find fish throughout the day. Indicator fishing has been the best bet. We start to use long leaders and slip indicators as we target deeper and deeper areas now that the heat of summer is upon us. Wind drifting has been productive when conditions are right, and Leeches and streamer patterns are finding the occasional fish.
Suggested Dries: Thorax Callibaetis #14-16, Hackle Stacker Callibaetis #14-16, Tilt Wing Callibaetis #14-16, Parachute Callibaetis #14-16, Extended Body Callibaetis #14-16, High Vis Callibaetis #14-16, Organza Spinner #16, Parachute Adams #14-18, Purple Haze #14-18
Suggested Nymphs: Black or HE Depth Charge #14-16, Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-16, Dark Assassin #16-18, Black or Red Zebra Midge #16-20, Black or Red Two Bit Hooker #16-20, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #14-18, Mighty May Callibaetis #14-16, Poxyback Callibaetis #14-16, CDC Callibaetis Nymph #14-16, Bruised Balanced Leech #14, Balanced Ruby Leech #14