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Mark Bickish wade fishing a riffle below Pine Creek


Eric Gefell with his first fish on a baetis dry fly!

We had some great dry fly fishing yesterday despite the bright and sunny weather.  There were plenty of small baetis on the water, a few hecuba drakes, and lots of rising fish in the foam eddies and slower foam lines.  We got one fish on a hopper but it was clear that more fish were interested in smaller dries – our best actually being a size 16 royal wulff.  We also tried a mix of dropper nymphs and did well with rubber legs, guide’s choice hare’s ear, and Morrish’s dirty bird.  We had some flashes on streamers but unfortunately no eats although we’ve had decent guide reports with streamers working, even on bright days.  Fish are really starting to congregate in the tailouts now, so row hard before you get to the riffles and try to cover the whole width of the river. Other than tailouts, keep your eyes open for risers in slower, shady areas close to the bank where ever the foam collects.   4x has been working fine for small dries, no need for anything less.  Get out there soon because the fishing is really good right now!!!