Try terrestrials even when it’s technical
Clarity is excellent on Gore Creek right now with low flows of 61 CFS above red sandstone creek. Things are finally getting technical on Gore Creek as the water has dropped. On bright sunny days you need to put your ninja tactics on to get them. Make your rigs very long and light. Fish are sulking deep on the bottom during the heat of the day and feeding voraciously on cloudy or rainy days. Look for fish mostly in the fast runs feeding on tiny baetis and terrestrials, Yellow Sally’s and a few sporadic Caddis. Dry dropper rigs can be extremely effective especially in the early parts and later parts of the day when fish are out feeding on the edges. Dry Flies – parachute Adams size 18, 20 Renegade size 18, Black Ant size 20, H&L variant size 18, Royal Coachman size 20, Amy’s Ant size 14, Hoppers, Beatles. Nymphs include Thompson’s Forky baetis size 20 – 22, Barr’s Emerger in PMD size 20 Flashback pheasant tail size 22, Bead Head Hare’s Ears size 18, and the Soft Hackle Biot Emerger in size 20.
Get on out there and keep switching it up until you get the flies dialed in for best success.
Scott Thompson – Senior Fly Fishing Guide