We recently had the pleasure of taking 85 year old Bill out on the drift boat for 3 days of guided fly fishing on the Green River, UT just below Flaming Gorge Dam. Bill did an amazing job landing several fish on dry flies on sections A, B, and C. Although the Cicada hatch was for the most part absent this year, the Caddis and Yellow Sally hatches are in full swing– fortunately sticking around longer than typical and will hopefully carry over into August. Bill was a pleasure to be around and definitely still on top of the game both physically and mentally. Thanks for letting us guide you Bill! (Guide: Nick Jackson)
The fish are tight to the banks, and on sand bars in the slower water. With the strong flows, you’ll need to hit bottom to reach the fish on their level. Here’s a first hand look at some of the scuds the trout are feeding on.
Try gray or amber in size 20-14. Also worms are still doing well- try a neon nightmare or wire worm in red, pink, natural, or orange with a scud trailer.
The 17 year Cicada hatch is set to emerge in the Northeast this year. Looks like a few states are going to have some killer dry fly action! Hopefully we also get some love from our beloved clicky friend out west on the Green River, Utah.
This article has a great video on the behavior of the Cicada. Read about this interesting insect and the full Science Alert article here.
This season on the Green River is off to a great start! Guide Nick Jackson snapped this pic of client Donald on their guided trip down the A section the other day. Try a zebra midge up top and a BWO on the lower half. The Blue Wing Olive hatch is at it’s peak- get out there while you can and bundle up!
Are you ready for the river? We are! Tying your own flies can be very rewarding- not only does it go a little easier on the pocket book, it also allows for customizing each buggy detail to your liking. If you’re not one to DIY on these tiny flies we have you covered- Guide Nick Jackson is a pro on the vice and includes all of the necessary flies to his clients. We’re looking forward to the amazing Blue Wing Olive (BWO) hatch on Utah’s Green River this spring. The BWO hatch is at it’s best in April during overcast days. We can’t wait to see you there! -bring your dry flies.
New flow chart of Green River spring 2015 high water runoff. Watch for 8600 cfs for about 10-14 days after intial increase starting on May 11, 2015. Should be good nymphing once the run off stabilizes- around the 14th.
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