It might not feel like it with these mild temps, but we’re in the dog days of summer right now, and the fish are happy to have lots of feeding options on the table when they feel like it. Which means they are going to be up and at ’em early, and so should you. Though there aren’t any “major” hatches dominating the discussion at the fly shops these days, we’re in that time when all options work some of the time. Traditional good stuff like Royal Wulffs, Elk Hair Caddis, Humpies, Bugmeisters, Adams and your favorite dry fly will get fish. And when you can throw the dry all by itself and make them move, why wouldn’t you?
|A good time to run a raft on the Blackfoot, and find fish willing to get up early and eat the dry.|