River Report June 24-July 3, 2014

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River Flow –  17,000 cfs , 6-12 ft visibility, River Temp – 50 degrees

Hatches –  Midges, Little Blue Quills, Grannom Caddis, Pale Morning Duns

Effective Patterns : #18,20 parachute adams, royal wulff, split-wing purple haze, Kootenai caddis, griffiths gnat. #14, 16 prince nymph da-bomb, #4,6 cone-head black/olive buggers, small olive stimulators.

Guide Report: A good number of fish taken using nymphs with sporadic dry fly fishing, more taken on top towards the evening hours, glacial silt is starting to filter and settle in the reservoir. Some very good dry fly fishing to had in Yaak and other tributaries.

Fishing outlook – River is dropping to its summer flows and is warming up, fish metabolism is increasing stimulating more activity, both on the surface and underneath. River is just above mid-range flow, some wading spots are open, wade with caution; avoid island points with unstable gravels in deeper faster runs. Have fun out there. Drift fishing very productive at this level.P1010456 P1010195

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