July on the Fly
The tributaries to the Snake are clearing well, and it is improving the fishing every day. With increased clarity we are seeing more fish come to the surface. Chubby chernobyl’s are getting some good looks, and are a great option with a dropper below it. We have had success below the surface on Pat’s rubber legs, prince nymphs and worms.
The Green is still seeing good drake hatches. Water temps are warming a bit in the afternoon, so your best bet for big fish is earlier or later in the day. If the fish aren’t rising to the drake try nymphing with a prince or hare’s ear, or swing a sparkle minnow.
It’s been a mixed bag on the spring creeks this week. Fish have been caught on a variety of mayflies, foam flies, mayfly nymphs and streamers. The creek water is cold and the fish are happy!