March 27 2015
On Thursday the warmest part of the day was in the morning with the temperature near 40 degrees. In the afternoon we had scattered wet snow showers and the temperature dropped into the 30’s. The majority of action continues to be in the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville, but is also getting the most fishing pressure on a daily basis. Yesterday anglers staying in the motel reported having a good day in the Lower Fly Zone with black stoneflies and small single egg patterns producing the best results. We also spoke with a couple anglers who fished the lower end of the river and landed a few fish on rusher nymphs and single egg patterns. The advantage to fly fishing this time of year is that several different techniques produce results, such as high stick nymphing, fishing with a strike indicator or swinging flies with sinking leaders. With the low clear water conditions the fish get a long slow look at your presentation, so a fluorocarbon leader or tippet is suggested. Anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing have had results with blue or pink egg sacs, steelhead beads, pink worms and steelhead jigs.
Sparkle stone in black, size 10.
Steelhead Hammer in black, chart, blue, red, size 12.
Glo-bugs in oregon cheese, blue, pink and chart. size 10
Rubber leg stone in black or brown, size 10.
Hot Bead Woolly Buggers in black, olive, size 10
Double Beadhead black stone, size 10-12
Beadhead black stone. size 6-10.
Wiggle stone in chart, pink and peacock. size 10
Steak-N-Eggs in orange, pink, chart. size 10.
Hare’s ear in black, olive, natural, size 10.