The fishing on the Big Wood can be very good this time of year. On days where the temperature is above freezing expect to see midges on top in select runs and good nymph fishing underneath. This time of the year it is very important to have dries, emegers, light sinking nymphs and heavier flies. The fish will feed in certain zones of the water colum and you must have the right presentation in the winter time. You should include brassies and other non bead head flies in your selection. I will still use heavy beaded flies to get the … Read More
The Big Wood River has been fishing very well on the right days. I like overcast and warmer days for good fishing. There are some fish on top feeding on midges but the nymph fishing can be very effective. Dry flies in sizes 20-24 work well and also have some light emergers that sink very gently. One of my favorites is a small brassie with no bead in red and copper colors. Fish this fly under a big adams Parachute or behind a bead head fly with a strike indicator of your choice in the deeper runs. Best time of … Read More
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/32123836[/vimeo] Dave Faltings talks about November fishing opportunities around the Sun Valley area.
The Big Lost below the dam has been the most consistent of all our fisheries. There are still BWO’s in sizes 18-24 and on the right day which is usually clouds you can see some very good dry fly fishing. I like Hackle Stackers and Gulpher Specials on top and a Harrop CDC emerger for those fish feeding on the emergers. Midges will be important for the rest of the winter months and a Trailing Shuck Midge in a size 20-22 will take fish on the top. I also like brassies and midge biots in smaller sizes for nymph fishing … Read More
The Big Wood River has started to slow down. There are still some hatches of BWO’s on certain days so carry a selection of small patterns in sizes 18-22. I also like midge patterns for this time of year and always carry the Trailing Shuck Midge in a size 20-22. I like brassies under a dry fly and find the fish most active in the mid to late afternoons. You can still throw ants and beetles and bigger dries as atrractor patterns when covering alot of water. On cloudy days streamers will take fish and some of my favorites for … Read More