The calendar officially says summer and the weather is here to go with it. This week’s focus has continued to be on the sulphur hatch and it looks like that should be the case for at least a bit longer. Lucky for us, the fish have continued to look up. This creates some awesome dry fly opportunities.
With this water level, it should be a pretty fun transition straight into our hopper season as the sulphurs begin to dissipate. The lakes are still a bit on the “over full” side and there appears to be no serious rain in the forecast. This may mean that the higher water is set in until something changes.
The White River has had fairly stable water and that tends to make fish happy. Parachute sulphurs, Quigleys Film Critics, and Epoxyback Emerger PMD’s have been solid choices for the dry fly action.
Throwing Girdle bugs and mop flies paired with a midge like, lightning bug jigs, tailwater jigs, frenchies, pheasant tails, and Mercer’s Jiggy PMDs, have been solid producers when fish are not rising.
The Norfork has been running a steady two units and as a result, it has been fishing fairly well. Egg patterns (particularly peach), mega worms, and blobs make excellent attractors. Lightning bug jigs, tailwater jigs, soft hackles, and Ruby Midges have been the breadwinners.