As you can see the river has taken to fluctuating a bit and is on the rise. There has been a couple of days where the river is totally blown out but there has also been some days where guys have been catching some very decent fish. Last time I was out there I saw a lot of bug activity with big baetis (#16 or so), lots of midges and even a bunch of skwalas coming off the water. That last part is pretty exciting IMO:
So make sure you have some skwala patterns handy for this spring. For inspiration check out the shit eating grin of a guy who just brought to hand a monster brown (the picture doesn't fully do it justice) on a skwala dry-- this happened last week:
Monday Links:In other news I was happy to see two back to back messages in my e-mail declaring that my two favorite e-mags have new issues up:
This Is Fly: I never would have thought so many of my obsessions could be covered in one magazine-- art, music, and fishing. So check it out if you like any of those things. Or go there if you curiously want to see the newest 80's throwback sneakers next to the newest set of line clippers.
Catch Magazine: Focused on fly fishing photography this Brian O'Keefe & Todd Moen creation is abundant in fish porn, inspiring fishing photos and best of all-- embedded fishing videos that will blow your mind (usually two per issue).