The spruce moths and nocturnal stones were a minute ago but still get a fish to come up every now and then if ya twitch it and tease ‘em just so :). We now have hoppers and flying ants in the mix of caddis and various mayflies. Some of the patterns that are working for hoppers are the Brown and Tan and Brown and Yellow Fat Albert sizes 12 and 14. The flying ant is working in red and in black.
Our favorite patterns here of course are Dan’s Delektable Flying Ant in both of those colors. Purple Haze and Adams dries in sizes 16 and 18 have been good for the spinnerfall in the late afternoon and/or evening. Beetles and different terrestrial patterns have been working for others when nothing else seems to be working.
In the nymph world caddis case patterns seem to be ruling the ruling the roost. Green Delektable Spankers size 14 have been a real good one for some while just plain pheasant tail case patterns have been working others. The Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear nymph has just been HOT lately in sizes 14 and 16. Dan’s Delektable Little Spankers in almost all colors have been working well to in the 14, 16 and 18. Lighting Bugs are still getting people some nice fish as well as Shop Vac style flies such as the 3 Dollar Dip.
This past weekend on Saturday and Sunday the weather was really good if you love to fish streamers in the rain and nasty weather. Some nice fish were caught on some bigger articulated sculpin patterns by some people we know around here. Black, Olive and Yellow/Brown/Olive are some hot colors that got some beautiful fish very recently. It is thought by some or most that August is the slowest month for fishing around here, but I encourage everyone to think outside the fly bin and try something you haven’t ever tried/tied before and you might be surprised :).
Yellow jackets, mice, and yes, even frogs have been working in August to pull some beauts out of their comfort zone. Well, that’s it for now from the ol’ Tooth! Happy fishing!!!