Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Time High Water -

We are at that time of the year where we have prespawn, spawning and post spawn fish, combined with ice cold run-off from the snow melt makes it a tough time for the angler.  Where do you fish, up high in the river, Mid river or the lower river?  Well that depends on how much run off is coming in from the tribs. If they are blown out you need to be above them. 
  • Choose a couple of proven patterns that you have confidence in.
  • Don't fish one area to long, anchor your line, not your feet.
  • Look for runs that have soft seams, inside of corners or gravel flats (which in low water would be bare ground).
  • Lighten up on your sink tips, you don't need to be dredging the bottom, in high flows the fish feel more secure and will move to well swung fly. 

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