There are still plenty of big fish in the Fall and there are still plenty of good days to be had on the local spring creek. Fishing has been a little less consistent recently, but fishing small nymphs has been productive on most days, and overcast days can produce good BWO and midge hatches that have fish looking towards the surface. A light indicator rig with a small Mayfly pattern followed by a little Midge is a good go to rig on most days, we are using 5X and 6X fluoro along with appropriate split shot to achieve the proper presentation. When fish are looking towards the surface a BWO Sparkle Dun followed by a Winkers Midge or BWO Emerger in the film has produced the best action. The occasional fish will still move for a large nymph or small streamer, so don’t hesitate to swing a Wooly Bugger in front of a big stubborn Rainbow when all else fails. Last year we saw a good number of fish in the system throughout the winter, and if the past month has been any indication of things to come, we can expect to have some opportunity to target big Rainbows in the coming months. The Fall can be a great time in the Winter as other fisheries in the area continue to close, some of our favorite days come fishing little BWOs to sipping fish on snowy, calm days during the coldest time of year.
Suggested Dries: Sparkle Dun BWO #18-22, Hackle Stacker BWO #18-22, Tilt Wing BWO #16-20, Hi Vis BWO #18-22, Parachute BWO #18-22, Purple Haze #16-22, Olive Haze #16-18, Tilt Wing Mahogany #16
Suggested Nymphs: Red or Black Winker’s Midge #18-22, BWO Emerger #16-22, Red or Black Zebra Midge #18-22, Black Beadwing Midge #18-22, Biot Midge #18-22, Olive Soft Hackle #16-20, Olive or Brown Micro Mayfly #16-20, Olive or Hare’s Ear Anato-May #16-20, Red or Black Two Bit Hooker #16-20, Grey or Tan Ray Charles #16-20