Stuck in traffic? Try thinking pleasant thoughts, like swinging soft hackles, (orange butts, sizes#14-16) in riffles during the morning and stripping streamers along cut banks and deadfalls, (#10-12 olive flash-a-buggers) later in the day. The river is in great shape, Water temp is 53 F and the river has been clear throughout the rain events of last week. With cold weather on the way, make the long hike up to the plunge pool and ply the slick water with midges, midge emergers and tiny BWO’s.
Note: If you have a pair of Chota Stl+ shoes, it’s time to check your spikes and put a new set in for the slippery leaves, mud and ice to come.