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Small Streams 8-21-12

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Small Streams 8-21-12

Now is a great time to try small streams for action and a good measure of solitude. Off the beaten path, the Salt River tributaries coming out of Idaho are worthy of  a visit.  Jackknife, Tincup, Stump, Tyhee, and Crow creeks are mainly cutthroat fisheries, but all have more or less brown trout.  South Fork of  Tincup Creek is all cutts.  Early in the day tricos can be seen on each, and by mid day terrestrial patterns bring action, later caddis swarms bring action. Traditional attractor patterns in smaller sizes always work.  Lightweight rods (2 to 4 weight) are ideal for each. For sure most of the fish run small, but some large specimens are present and can really fool you.