Levels are low and incredibly clear for April. Water temps are rising and levels dropping everyday. With that combination stealth is paramount.Not only your profile but your casting and rigging. Sneaky Pete techniques in full effect.
Small streams: Leave the waders and grab the Muck boots or hippers. Searching with an attractor dry is a good place to start considering the levels. 4X and drab attire.
Medium sized rivers: Nymphing is the go to system. Streamers stripped slowly or dead drifting dredge. Nymph patterns of the week the P.T., Hares Ear, Copper Johns and San Juan Worms all clocking in. Streamers on the buggy side. Undulation. We like that word. Fish like it to.
Large rivers: Floatable and wadeable levels. Type 3&6 sink tips are must haves. Nymphing with a summer length rather than a high and dirty rig. Wade in carefully and quietly. Spotting fish isn't unheard of right now.
Bugs: The mighty midge. They are hatching now almost everyday. Sunny mornings have been producing a few rising fish. Not super hot but it's a start. Don't fear the midge. Especially now. You can get away with a size 16 Cluster Midge most days. Drop off a Disco or a Zebra Midge and you've got a money rig.
We are approaching full on guide mode and with that you have probably seen a drop in posts. Our goal is still to get one or two out per week. One at a minimum. For more info check out our Facebook page . We throw something up there almost daily.
If you're thinking about a trip this season, get on it. Dates are filling up quickly from now until early July. Help keep us from mowing the lawn this season.