The current weather pattern is appreciated as this winter has seen a lack of precipitation. The swing fishing has been consistent on certain watersheds as an overall rule. However recently for my boat my lucky steak was interrupted with a couple blanks. Regardless, just makes you appreciate every one.
On one occasion recently we had a fish attack the fly abruptly enough to push it to the surface and basically away from her and there was no connection….amazing.
Lines used lately include —
Tips used recently include everything from T-8 to T-17
The bobber fishing has been worthy as well…..Yarn is the terminal ‘bug of choice:)
Upper Columbia is in amazing shape and fishing good when the weather pattern is stable. Levels are low on the dam/lake and average at the border make for some great structure.
Best bugs….. #6 Catch All #4-8 Streamers in yellow/brown, brown, black and natural.
No much for hatches recently.
The Yakima saw a recent bump in flows due to mega precipitation. It is currently on the drop. This last weather pattern ‘kinda’ put a gliche on the Skwala activity.
Recently the best technique has been fishing the San Jaun worm:)