It’s Salmonfly and golden stone season!

Hello world.  The summer is finally here.  We have seen steady flows for the last 7 days and anticipate to stay right around 13,000 cfs for the forseable future.  As of yesterday the dry fly’s have been flying.  Mostly by the afternooon.  Nymph fishing is still the most productive.  Water is clear to about 3 feet and getting better daily.  We expect clear water in about 10 days.  We are really happy with our water storage managers.  It looks like they will try to fill Palisades Reservoir to 100%.  This means great late season fishing in August and September.  We have availability in September and October and can see some real trophy fishing at this time.

If you have never fished a salmon fly hatch book your trip today.  This should be an epic hatch.  If not a strong hatch, we have been seeing prolific hatches of green drakes, size 16 golden stones(aka south fork sallies) and recently the pmd’s have emerged.  Our Franklin’s gulls have arrived which usually signals the beginning of the salmonfly and dry fly season.  It’s HERE!!  IT’S ON!!

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