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The Big Bugs have moved through the float section and although you can still find them and fish eating them in the uppermost wade section, they are definitely on their way out for the year.
In their place we have LOTS of mayflies and caddis to get the fish looking up from mid-morning until mid-afternoon. We're also seeing the first signs of the nocturnal stoneflies near Varney Bridge. Those bugs will be ramping up here over the next week or two and will provide us and the fish with more opportunities at large dry flies.
During the few overcast days we've had the streamer nymph game has been very good. All those big fish that were able to fill themselves with salmonflies are now again looking for larger meals and sculpins fit the bill. Today, in fact was very, very good at times swimming an olive bunny fur trailed by a bead head off the banks and throughout he shallows.
Crowds have thinned after the Big Bug craziness so finding a bit of relative solitude here right now isn't out of the question. Early mornings will be best for that as well as making good use of the cool water temps.
Stay tuned for continuing River updates!
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