Silver Creek is Starting to Pick Up!

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Silver Creek is starting to pick up. Trico’s are starting to appear. This can be one of the most exciting times of the year and with this hatch comes a lot of pressure. Early in the hatch patterns in sizes 20-22 will work. You’ll want to carry both spinner patterns and adult patterns. My favorites are Harrop’s Henwing Spinners in all black and green and black which represents the female. I also like the ¾ spent Trico in a size 22 and a CDC Dun in sizes 20-24. Many times when a trico pod forms you can throw larger flies … Read More

Big Wood, Warm Springs & The Copper Basin

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I want to start this fishing report talking about the Big Wood, Warm Springs and the Copper Basin. The water is still very high on these streams but the fishing has started to get good on all of them. You must find the slower water including side channels and pools. And fly selection this time of year means big dry flies. You’ll see Green Drakes hatches in the early afternoons. This hatch will not last long so get out and search for the slower water. Some of my favorite flies are Adams Parachutes in sizes 12-16 and Stimulators in various colors. I … Read More

Silver Creek is Still Your Best Bet

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Silver Creek is still the best bet until the water drops and clears on our other rivers. Hatches have been inconsistent but you can find some feeding fish. The best hatch is still the small Baetis. My favorite patterns are a ¾ Spent Baetis in a size 22 and a Harrop Hen Wing Spinner in a size 24. These flies are best fished with 6x and 7x tippets. When I’m fishing Silver Creek I like to use a standard 5x 9ft leader and add a 2ft to 3ft section of 6x or 7x tippet. I find I get a better … Read More