Fly Fishing the Bighorn

Fly Fishing the Bighorn

May 22, 2013 7:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts
Plenty of midges still around

Plenty of midges still around

After a very wet spring weekend that brought over 2″ of much needed rain to the valley, warm sunny weather has returned to the area.

Fish are still rising daily and anglers are having great success throughout the day on top.  Early afternoon, from 1 – 4 and then again from 7 pm until dark have been prime times.  The BWO hatch is drawing the most attention from the trout.  While the intensity of the hatch is still high, the insects are emerging in smaller sizes.  Size 20 is the most popular at this stage of the hatch.  Midge clusters are joining the party in the late evenings

Sipper Emerger, Tailwater Dun, CDC Sparkle Dun still getting it done on top.  Presentations  need to be that much more perfect at this point.  Should be thinking 5.5x(trout hunter) or 6x tippet.

Nymphing can be somewhat slow first thing in the morning.  By late morning the fish have been turning on and becoming active underneath.  Sowbugs still taking fish daily with a midge below it.  Changing over to a bwo nymph in the afternoon once the bugs start popping.

Ye old cabin at 3 Mile

Ye old cabin at 3 Mile

John with one of many browns taken on a dry

John with one of many browns taken on a dry

 

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