Running a bit higher at 299 cfs

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Crooked River is running a bit higher at 299 cfs today and has been a touch higher all week. This is good for cold water delivery and for the fish! Hatches have been slower in the heat, delayed mostly toward evening. Look for your best fish to come on nymphs like a split case PMD, Micro Mayfly, 2 Bit, Skinny Nelson, Perdigon, Zebra Midge, Scud, Rainbow Warrior, Midge Winkler, and Kryptonite Caddis.

Here’s a fun tip. This time of year there are a lot of small grass hoppers around. A small hopper is a great fly fished alone or a dry dropper combo. One patterns I really like for a small hopper is not an actual hopper but plays double duty for one. It is the Larimer’s Yellow Sally. Such a cool fly for all the rivers here, but one I would definitely have for the Crooked now. Don’t forget your Renegades, Purple Haze, Upright Rusty Spinners and Yellow Sparkle Duns for when the fish are looking up.

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