The river is finally getting to its prime shape. Clarity has really come back and grass is a minimal issue. Water temps are dipping into the high 40’s. The fish are happy and browns are in full spawn mode. As we always preach, please don’t harass these fish!
Fly patterns will pretty much stay the same throughout the rest of the Winter. Carpet Bugs, Orange Scuds, Small SJW’s, Rays and various Zebra Midges are about all you’ll need.
Streamer fishing has been good when you don’t have ice in your guides. This is also an excellent time for the 2 handers. Thin Mints, Grinches, Jolly Ranchers, Lil Kims and Bighorn Buggers have been consistent.