There are plenty of fish in the Fall and it has been fishing well. The fish are fairly spread out, so don’t be afraid to do a little walking and cover water in search of less pressured fish. The usual strategies have been producing fish consistently, and most days there are opportunities to throw dries, nymphs, and streamers. General attractor patterns are the best options for dry fly fishing, and a small fly and delicate presentation should rise opportunistic fish throughout the day. While fishing dry flies isn’t necessarily the most consistent method for catching fish, it is a great way to target fish holding in logjams and in other structure, where is can be difficult to get a nymph or streamer in front of them. Nymphing with a light, two fly setup should produce fish most consistently, make sure to use small indicators and minimal splitshot while still ensuring the flies are sinking to the appropriate depth.
Suggested Dries: Purple Haze #16-20, Parachute Adams #16-20, PMD Sparkle Dun #16-20, Foam Black Ant #16, CDC Flying Ant #16, Purple or Peacock Chubby Chernobyl #14-16
Suggested Nymphs: Olive or Tan Anato-May #16-20, Olive or Brown Micro Mayfly #16-20, Black or Red Two Bit Hooker #16-20, Purple or Black Zebra Midge #18-22, Red or Black Winker’s Midge #18-22
Suggested Streamers: Olive or Rust Bunny Buster #8, Black or Tan Sculpzilla #8, Olive or Black Wooly Bugger #8-12