Southeastern BC

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The Elk has seen some good weather these past couple weeks which has helped return water levels back to normal and the fish are hungry. There are still green drakes around although the recent hot weather has put them down, however, the upcoming rain in the forecast should produce some strong green drake hatches. Other than drakes the fish have begun to key into terrestrials more consistently, everything from hoppers to ants to beetles. Besides dries, both streamers and nymphs are also producing consistently. Make sure you have some bigger white and tan streamers if you are looking to chase some bull trout.

Water temperatures are still a little cold in the mornings, therefore, starting the day off with nymphs have proven to be more productive, as the water temperatures are colder earlier in the day. Closer to noon the fish should start to become more active and start looking for those tasty dry flies.

Weather/Flow Rates

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Flies


Streamers:

Mcclures Kill Whitey White #1/0

Galloups Dungeon White #2

Art Sparkle Minnow Purple #4

CH Sparkle Minnow Smoke #4

Nymphs:

Captive Green Drake Dun #12

Copper John Red #14-#16

Caddis Pupa Tan #14-#16

Tung BH Hare’s Ear #14

Dries:

Nich’s Peanut Tan #8-#10

KK’s Henneberry Hopper Yellow #10

Fire Beetle #12-#14

Micro Chubby Purple #14-#16

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