there will be higher water and we will need to add more split shot and fish bigger flies. Junk flies like crane fly larva and scuds and worms and stoneflies. 3x tippet will replace the 5 and 6x tippet. The 5 and 6 wt. rods will be used and for a while, the 4wts. will be put away. After things calm down a bit, it will be time to pull out that 4wt. again and that 6x tippet and tie on some Tricos. Changing from #6 flies to #24 flies will be a shock, but that is what the fish will be eating. Along with the Tricos, PMDs will make their appearance and for anglers who choose not to throw #24 dry flies can still dry fly fish with #18 PMDs. Last year, the PMD fishing in 11-Mile Canyon was excellent. This year, I feel it will be just as great. That is why I am getting ready! You better get ready too.
3 days ago