Time for Bugs!

The Lamar and Soda Butte have leveled off the last few days and we should start to see some better clarity to our river. Even now you will be able to catch fish. The Caddis have been thickest near the Carters Bridge and Pine Creek access sites. The bugs may taper off a little with the cooler weather but you can still get fish to eat the dry flies. The nymphing game has been pretty productive with Caddis pupa, March Brown nymphs, Stonefly nymphs and Baetis. Small streamers have also been working. Pretty much pick your favorite way to fish and you should have some success! The wind out of the north has been a little bit of a hassle but if you can find some protection from it, fish will be looking for bugs in the foam lines and slower moving water. Weather outlook is calling for more of the same cooler, wet weather, warming up a bit by the end of the week. Don’t expect the wind to die down until after the weekend though.


Elk Hair Caddis sz 14 and 16 in Olive and Tan
Bloom’s Para Caddis sz 14 and 16 in Olive and Tan
Matthew’s X-Caddis sz 14 and 16 in Olive and Tan
Parachute Adams sz 16 and 18
Para Purple Haze sz 16 and 18
Para Copper Haze sz 14 and 16
Smoke Jumper Baetis sz 18
Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Nymph sz 14 and 16
Prince Nymph sz 14 and 16
Morrish Super Pupa sz 14 and 16 in Olive and Bright Green
Marabou Rubber Legs sz 6 and 8 in Black/Camo
AW Bow River Bugger Black/Olive sz 8

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