Streamers are the way to go, especially if you want to encounter larger fish along the lower river. This also applies to Box Canyon where large nymphs will also give you a chance for the big guys. Low light conditions will be the best time to be on the river.
The lower river now features a terrific BWO emergence. There are also some providing action at Last Chance. Same as on the South Fork: don’t overlook streamers when you pack that fly box. And just like the South Fork, flows are dropping making walk-in access choices safer and easier.
On the lower river, around Last Chance and Coffee Pot BWOs are providing action on these cold, dreary days. In Box Canyon nymphing with big patterns is producing. Streamer patterns are producing best during low light conditions in Box Canyon and almost anywhere on the lower river.
It’s been a bit slow fishing up & down the river, but with the weather cooling off action is sure to pick up. As we get more unsettled autumn weather look for BWO activity to pick up. but in locations all along the lower river, brown trout will soon begin migrating and foraging. So streamer patterns will become increasingly important. Get in touch with us to help you select taking patterns.
The whole river is starting to have really good Blue Wing Olive hatches. The Box Canyon is nymphing really good and large fish are being caught on rubber legs, with mayfly nymphs. This is also the time of year you will want to have some streamers in your fly box. As the weather gets colder and we get closer to winter those trout will want to beef up for winter. The Henry’s Fork is also experiencing small crowds. Great time of the year to hook a big rainbow or a Henry’s brown!
BWOs continue to provide action throughout the river. During bright days, late afternoons and evenings are best times to experience them, but when cloudy weather prevails BWOs will be out all day, so be sure to have BWO life cycle patterns in your fly box. Box Canyon provides the best nymphing on the river. Use big stonefly nymphs with a bead head copper john or other such pattern. Streamer patterns are now very important for fishing success, particularly on the lower river. Specific pattern is not as important, except that one should have some in light colors and some in dark colors. Concentrate fishing streamers on low light areas where ever you are on the river.