Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for January 15th, 2022

Snake River Midges remain the name of the game with surface action occurring just about everyday for at least a couple of hours and sometimes for several hours.  The most consistent top-water action is happening in ledge rock pools and eddies.  Nymph imitations will work in the same water, as well as slow current riffles and slow current confluences.    Dry-dropper rigs is the best way to go most days (two to four feet of dropper…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for December 31st, 2021

Snake River Surface action on midges is occurring primarily from around noon until 4pm in deeper ledge rocks, eddies and riffle pools (especially those with moderate depths and slow currents).  Tandem rigs  – double emergers or adult/emerger combos – are working best. Double nymphs can produce in deeper, faster pools but the best action on nymphs is coming on dry-droppers in riffles pools and eddies.  Two to three feet of dropper tippet should suffice. There…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for December 17th, 2021

Snake River Fishing is decent on the surface with chironomid imitations with ledge rock pools and slow current riffle pools producing best from approximately 11am to around 3pm.  The head of riffles can also produce on warmer days for about one to one and a half hours on warmer days.  Keep in mind that there is a lot of flux regarding prime surface time.  Look for action anytime between 10am and 4pm. Nymph rigs and…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for December 3rd, 2021

Snake River Inconsistency is the name of the game on the Snake in terms of surface action.  Intense feeding on midges can bee from 10am to 1pm some days in riffle pools.  On other days, it is after 2pm and occurring in backwater side channels and eddies with slow currents and moderate depths.  The best plan of action is to fish hard, keep your eyes open, and when you see consistent surface feeding, stay on…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for November 21st, 2021

Snake River Chironomids are on the water just about everyday, but the real surface action is on blue-winged olives which begin to pop around 1pm and intensify around 3pm and wane about an hour later.  The most active water is almost exclusively in seams along eddies and in riffle current margins.  Longer, slower runs can have actions further out in main currents. Nymphs are producing from about 11am until dusk with the sweet spot occurring…
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