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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for November 24th, 2014

Snake River

Abnormally cold temperatures over the past two weeks but temps have warmed up noticeably and fishing is a quite a bit more comfortable.  Water temperatures are still cold, so targeting deeper and slower portions of riffles pools and seams.  For the most part, it is just chironomids on the surface currently.  Nymphing is the best way to go.  Brighter colored chironomid and mayfly larva patterns are getting the most action.  Stonefly nymphs are also getting so attention.

Effective patterns – Pat’s Rubber Leg, BH Flashback Hares Ear Nymph, Super Xs, Golden Biot Bugs, Lightening Bugs, Booty’s Deep Stinker Nymph, […]

By |November 24th, 2014|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for November 11th, 2014

Snake River

We have had some very great autumn fishing over the past two months, but colder weather is moving in over the next week, and this requires a change in strategies and tactics on the Snake. Chironomids, micro caddis, and blue-winged olives will be the primary emergences on the water and this means fishing nymphs and surface patterns that match.  Don’t bother with large attractors and stonefly larva patterns.  Go down a couple sizes.  #10 and #12 will suffice for lead nymphs and #14 to #18 trailers generally do the trick as trailers.  On the surface, # 16 to […]

By |November 11th, 2014|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Fishing Report November 3rd, 2014

Snake River
The Snake continues to fish well going into November with the best action occurring on the lower reaches from Moose Bridge down to Sheep Gulch. Water temps are quite cool in the morning and this is the time period to use double nymph rigs and dry-dropper rigs in riffles, seams, submerged structure, and troughs. Water temperatures warm up by noon (although some days a little later) and imitations of blue-winged olives, mahogany duns, and October caddis start to work in the same water, but also along banks, flats, and confluence points.  In short, small dries are the way […]

By |November 4th, 2014|Fishing Reports|