The time is now. We've been on six separate moving waters this past week. All have been rated good, very good and awesome dude! March Browns, Hendricksons, Blue Wings are out and showing daily. Trout and salmon are responding well to that top layer menu. Caddis coming on strong with hatches and egg laying activity. Yellow Sallies riding the slicks. Midges are an early a.m. affair, right when the air starts to warm up. Then there are the spinners to contend with. Oh yeah, flying ants producing some large snouts. That's for the dry fly crew. You know who you are.
Nymphing is rock solid. Medium leash length working fine. Stonefly nymphs combined with a mayfly type pattern has been a day in day out rig. Attractor nymphs getting the grab consistently. Let that rig swing up at the end of the drift.
Wet fly swing on full time. Soft hackles maybe old school and out of fashion in some circles. Those are the circles that are called a box for people who can't think out of. Grab a half dozen and see for yourself. Way fun also.
Streamers are taking a back seat due to the influx of bug life. Low light days combined with the double rig fills in the gap nicely. That charging grab never gets old.
Small streams are in perfect shape now. Clarity, volume and the amount of bugs make for a very pleasant trip. Throwing a dry/dropper rig or a tandem soft hackle all day is about as good as it gets.
If you haven't made plans to call in sick, start constructing an excuse today.We have one day open this month if you're interested and a few more in later June. Don't forget about July either. Wet wading and dries. Who doesn't like that?