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YAKIMA 12/20/21

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Fishing has actually been pretty dang good……The weather has been a bit wintery! lol….

Lots of nymphing with the tried and true winter ensembles…..

#8-12 San Juan worms, #8-10 Stoneflies,  #4-8 Smolt and Sculpin patterns, #18-20Midge Larvae,  #14-16 Princes, Caddis larvae.

The entire river is in good condition.


If you are thinking of a little tying this winter…. Click here for a recipe and vid on tying the Dalai Llama on a tube.  The Dalai Llama is a great bait fish pattern…Specifically a smolt pattern.




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The Yakima has been fishing good when the river is in shape. Currently it is looking greatand should stay that way for quite awhile.

Techniques include;
Swinging flies
Stripping flies

Current hot nymph bugs include;
# 8-12 San Juan worm variations
#8-10 Stoneflies – Pat’s, Peacock double bead etc
#14-16 Rock worms, Princes, Lightning bugs, Perdigons, YB’s

San Juan Variations….

Current Streamers
#6-10  Sculpzillas, Sheila Sculpins, Dali Llama’s. Wolly Buggers, JJ’s