March 31 2015
“The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville continues to produce the most action but is also getting the most pressure on a daily basis. Just a reminder that the Upper Fly Zone reopens on April 1st and should help take some of the fishing pressure off the Lower Fly Zone. With the low water conditions the fish have been holding in the deep holes. Yesterday afternoon anglers staying in the motel reported getting into fish in the Lower Fly Zone with nymphs and single egg patterns and in the lower end of the river anglers got into some fresh fish while bottom bouncing or float fishing with egg sacs and pink worms. 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, oink, orange, 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.