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Been struggling nymphing in the lower water lately.  I was having really consistent result until about 2 weeks ago.  Downsized my indicator, lessened weight, and I've tried tons of flies.  Anyone have a few nymph suggestions that are working lately?  Also, what color and pattern of caddis nymph/pupa are you all using?  I keep catching caddis flies, and matching their colors, but I can't seem to hook up on a caddis pupa.  Mostly been using fox's caddis pattern.

 

Thanks in advance!



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Although there's a few caddis still coming off I believe the fish are keyed in on the BWO's and midges now. I have had results with small WD-40s in gray and olive as well as small BWO nymphs in olive (pictured) and olive brown - all size 20.



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Thank you

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green, little and green. And try first without bead heads


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We've been getting most fish on the caddis lately. Try the bubbleback caddis in brown.

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Thank you.  I fished again today and got nothing nymphing.  I tried like 10 flies.  I think since the flows have been dropped down to the 300 range from the 400+ range, the fish are in different spots than my regular haunches.  Snagged a few on the swing, though.  And, I actually almost caught an osprey!  True story!  It stalled in the air, flapping its wings to hold position, then dive bombed my streamer, only to turn away not more than 3 inches off the water.  Totally was targeting it lol.



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Nymph struggles here as well. Fished the staircase yesterday from 8-11 and didn't manage one grab.  Fished wd's, caddis and midges without one bump.  Fish were rising quite a bit with the caddis coming off.  I should have tied up a few bubble backs rather than wd's Monday night.  Fished the same midge larvae/wd combo at 2 and managed a few LDR's.  Even went against my beliefs in smaller tippet.  Didn't make a difference.  Tough welcome back after a few weeks away.  



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Seems like it has been a little slower.



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Size 23 gnarbuckle paired with a skuzzlebutt beadhead has been great.

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Tug, stop giving out my secret patterns.

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Totally GNAR bro!

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Nymphing is for suckers anyway. Check out my next post.



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