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Eagle River


Flows on the Eagle continue to trend lower, but have largely held within the ideal flow range for this time of year. That being said, flows are on the lower end and trout are fairly skittish and selective. Water clarity is good and while there is still plenty of water to spread out, trout are beginning to stack up in the soft water most the day. As the summer comes to an end, it is time to start rethinking our approach. Terrestrials are sparse making hopper droppers less productive. This is not to say you won’t see results, however, as this kind of setup is very stealthy and will often entice those opportunistic trout. Nymphing with bigger lead flies in the searcher/attractor variety to one or more smaller midge, baetis or caddis imitations has been the most effective as of late. Hatch activity has been consistent with midge, trico, BWO and caddis all making regular appearances so you’ll want to come prepared to fish some dry flies (single, double or dry dropper). Otherwise, streamers have been and will continue to be an effective route.

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