Still a midge fest on the Snake but Capnias are worth considering and can outperform chironomid imitations in the mid-afternoon hours. Most of the surface action starts around 10:30am and lasts until around 2:30pm. Most of it is also occurring in slower water types, especially riffle tailouts and side channels with moderate depths and minimal currents. Capnias can also work when fished along riffle current margins and the inside turns on riffles. Whether fishing top-water or nymph imitations, eats have been brutally slow. Take this into account when setting the hook.
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