Brown Drake Hatch Has Started!

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[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/25425253[/vimeo]The Brown Drake hatch has started. It has been coming off at all times of the day. The spinner fall usually happens in the evenings but came off at 9:00 am on Tuesday and lasted for 2 hours. It pays off to check the lower creek often and we should see the hatch for the next couple of days. I would have plenty of spinner patterns which are tied lighter and a little smaller. My favorite is Harrop’s Paraspinner and Hackled Spinner imitations. The fish have already become spooky and you must have multiple different patterns to throw at the fish. I also like Parachutes and Cripples and at dark use a big fly.

The Nature Conservancy has been inconsistent. With the warmer temperatures the hatches will come off in the mornings and into the early afternoons. Big PMD’s in sizes 16-18 and small Baetis are still the main players. Baetis are very small and sizes 20-24 are a must. Try a Paraspinner and a ¾ spent Baetis and fish these on 6x and 7x tippets. Green Drakes are also showing up on the slower sections. You will see some flying ants and a few beetles mixed in.

The South Fork of the Boise has been lowered to below 2,000 cfs and is a great alternative to Silver Creek. You will need a raft or drift boat to fish at this level. Caddis, Cicadas, and Adam Parachutes in various sizes should work for your surface flies.

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