September 3rd, 2016

The Elk has been fishing very well the last few days even with the constantly changing weather. The cold weather and rain has been producing large hatches of October Caddis and small mayflies. In the mornings Nymphing has been productive as it is now normally too cold for Dry Fly until around 11 when things begin to warm up. After it heats up Dry Fly fishing will be productive all day. On hot days Ants and Beetles will still be very effective.

Suggested Dries for the Elk: Parachute Hares Ear, GT Adams, Para Purple Haze, Crystal Stimulator Orange, Tri Wing Caddis Orange, Orange PMX, Black Fat Albert, Fire Beetle, Parachute Ant Black.

Suggested Nymphs: October Bird of Prey, BH Hares Ear, Red Copper John (Size 8-10), Brown Copper John (size 8-10).

The Bull River is now quite small but fishing really well for those walking and wading. Green Drakes continue to fire off up there along with Ants and Beetles. The Bull is cold and will typically fish well all day after 11am. The fish are a bit smaller compared to the Elk, however, there is more fish and they are eager to eat on top.

Suggested Dries for the Bull: Fire Beetle, Black Fat Albert, Parachute Ant Black, Ext body Green Drake, Para Olive Haze.

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