Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for February 11th, 2020

Snake River More surface action over the past couple of weeks, although it is occurring in specific water types – specifically backwater channels with limited currents as well as slow water at the tail of riffles with moderate depths. The upside is that we have been experiencing a wider window for top water action – roughly 11am until 4pm. As usual, midges dominate. No sign of the tiny Capnia stoneflies yet, but they should be…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for January 25th, 2020

Snake River Still midging most waters at the moment and it will take some effort to get to prime water with all the snow we have had so far this month. Nonetheless, it can be worth it if you hit the primetime period of around 11am to 3:30pm. Nymphing in slower water types and slow current eddies is the name of the game. Deeper riffle tailouts are worthwhile targets as well. Dry fly action is…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for January 7th, 2020

Snake River Same story on the Snake as we had in December, although warmer days are producing a bit better surface action if you are patient. This top-water action has been in a tight window from around 10:30am until around 2pm. Use low-laying film patterns fished in tandem with a higher riding pattern and target eddies, slow water along banks and structure, and riffle pools. Nymphs are producing best and can be fished with consistency…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for December 19th, 2019

Snake River Pure midge game both above and below the surface at the moment. The most productive top-water period is between around 1pm until 3:30pm, although on warmer days with air temps over 35 degrees in the morning can produce emergences as early as 11am. Target eddies, backwater areas at the edge of seams, and slow current riffle pools. Nymph rigs are producing better than any other approach although, as with dry flies, the best…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for December 2nd, 2019

Snake River Cooler temps after a pretty warm November. As expected, chironomid imitations are working best on the surface. Top water action has been in the afternoon from roughly 12pm until around 4pm, with the heart of activity from the 1pm to 3pm timeframe. Target slow water pools ate the tail and mid-section of riffles as well as backwater side channels. Nymph rigs are producing from about 10am and through the afternoon in both the…
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