The Elk is now running at a good height but still has some glacial colour to it. It is fish well on nymphs in the morning and then on dries in the afternoon to the evening. Stonefly nymphs and general attractor pattern nymphs (Such as copper jons), are great patterns to use. For dries big attractors throughout the day as well as PMDs and Drakes in the evening will be effective. With the hot weather we’ve had beetles have brought fish up to the surface too. As usual Streamers have been fishing really well on the Elk.
Suggested Dries for the Elk: Ausable Wulff, Parachute Hare’s Ear, Chubby Chernobyl Pink, Black Fat Albert, Ext Body Green Drake, Paratrooper Green Drake, Para Light Cahill.
Nymphs: Copper Jon Brown, Copper Jon Red, Copper Stonefly, Hare’s Ear, Hunchback Green Drake.
Streamers: Circus Peanut White, Circus Peanut Black, Olive Sculpin, Bunny Sculpin, Muddy Buddy in White or Black.
The Bull is running clear and is at a normal height for this time of year. Drakes and attractor patterns have been working for us there. The fish are looking up and you should have no issue picking them up on dries. Nymphs and streamers will work but we prefer to stick to dries.
Suggested Dries for the Bull: Speckled PMX, Black Fat Albert, Pink Chubby Chernobyl, Ext Body Green Drake, Para Trooper Green Drake.
Michel is now running at a perfect height and is crystal clear. Mornings and evenings are typically fishing well with the afternoons being a little slower because of the heat. Attractor patterns and terrestrials have been effective dry patterns on the Michel. In the evenings there has been green drake and PMD hatches. Nymphs will pick up fish however it is such a great dry fly creek you won’t have to nymph.
Suggested Dries For Michel: Speckled PMX, Chaps Cicada, Fire Beetle, Ext Body Green Drake, Para Light Cahill, Ausable Wulff, Paratrooper Green Drake.
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