The best action the giant stonefly emergence offers here is gone for the year. Cool wet weather put somewhat of a damper (no pun intended) on it here. But the wise fly-fisher will carry a few adult patterns because the most experienced fish will be looking for them for a while yet. Soon goldens and PMDs will take over as the “bugs of choice”. This is already happening on the lower river where fish are responding to them. Let’s hope that it is followed by green drakes later this month. But the big news is the “gray drake watch” along the lower river. These have begun emerging below Ashton Dam and soon will provide that great PM fishing that we all remember. We will report progress here. Come see us for the best patterns to use during this event.