Flow rates on the Bow have been consistent over the past week, and some great fishing has coincided. Anglers are finding steady success fishing stoneflies, droppers, and streamers throughout the day. Fish have been feeding actively on the surface, creating some great dry fly opportunities. Dry stones will work throughout the day, particularly in the early mornings. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t get out early, however, as many people have been having success in the afternoons as well. Fish have been quite eager to eat any well-presented stonefly, and many people have been having success with leech droppers (both dead-drifted and twitched). Caddis activity in the evenings has been good so look for rising fish. As always, streamer and nymph fishing has been good when the stonefly action is slow.
Keep an eye on water temperatures, especially in the afternoons on hot days. Once water temperatures hit 17C it's time to stop fishing. Water at higher temperatures contains less oxygen, making it harder for trout to recover after a fight.
Recomended Flies for the Bow:
Dry flies: City Worker, Roman’s Thing from Uranus, Chubby Chernobyl, Elk Hair Caddis, Henryville Caddis
Nymphs: Mohair Leech, Peacock Bugger, Girdle Bug, BH Prince Nymph, BH Worm
Streamers: Coffey’s Sparkle Minnow, Kraft’s Kreelex, Galloup’s Mini Dungeon
The mountain rivers and creeks are mostly clear and fishing well. Water temperatures are still a little cold for consistent dry fly fishing in the upper reaches, but there have been some good hatches if you know where to look. Dropper fishing is a good bet if you aren’t seeing much activity. As usual, remember to pack out trash, handle fish with care, and respect other anglers out there!
Dry flies: Juicy Hopper, Glo Ant, Cheeto Beetle, Furimsky’s Foam Drake, Purple Haze
Nymphs: BH Prince, Flashback PT, Lightning Bug
Streamers: Dolly Lama, Sculpzilla
Have fun out there and enjoy this great weather. Feel free to call in or stop by the shop if you need anything before heading out on the water. Tight lines