Reasonable steelhead fishing in the mud lately, believe it or not. Nymphing yarn and the like has been a good technique. Lately, short casts and light tips for the swing has been the approach Soft water has been the key. River is pushing hard.
The river saw some fluctuations in color down low recently due to the mega rain.
Best tactics for us lately include....A well placed and delivered #4-8 streamer, #16-20 Beatis and attractor mayfly nymphs, #16-18 Baetis rendition to risers, #16 Purple Haze as a searcher, #8-10 October Caddis here and there!
Clarity chart is currently as follows
Upper Proper - 5 feet
Upper Flatlands - 6 feet
Upper Canyon - 5 feet
Farmlands 5-3 feet
Lower Canyon 2 1/2 feet
|Classic Yakima Bow|
Dry fly fishing has slowed quite a bit on the American Reach. Swing tactics have been the game plan. Beautiful colors and rainbows......
Sink tip lengths and weight based on depth and flow....
Morning coffee and gear at Black Bear
Jason with an awesome bow on the micro spey