Fall River has been fishing great lately thanks to the record-breaking warmth

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Fall River has been fishing great lately thanks to the record-breaking warmth. Even if it slows the fishing, we should all hope for a return of cold and snow, it’ll improve fishing in the spring and summer. We’ve heard great things about fish rising to blue wing olives out on the Fall. Most of the baetis duns have been size 18 - 20; however, it pays to have a few 16s and 22s, just in case the hatch switches up. Also, bring some cripple patterns along, they are an easy target for a hungry trout. Nymphing has been good. Small patterns are consistent, baetis, midges, and general mayfly nymphs. It’s productive to fish a heavier size 16 - 18 nymph and then drop a small midge behind it, that way your rig gets deep without the need for a split shot. When the classic Fall River flies fail, grab eggs, worms, mob flies, leeches, and streamers. Also, remember to explore new waters out there, the warmth has caused fish to spread out slightly. With any luck, March will be more wintery than January and February combined. 


Suggested Dries: Sparkle Dun BWO #16-20, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-22, Olive Haze #16-18, Tilt Wing BWO #16-18, Parachute Adams #16-20, Stillborn Midge #18-20

Suggested Nymphs: Black or Red Zebra Midge #18-22, Black or Red Winkers Midge #18-22, Biot Midge #18-22, Disco Midge #18-22, Black or Olive Tailwater Tiny #18-22, Black or Red Rainbow Warrior #18-20, Olive Micro May #18-20, FB Pheasant Tail #16-20, Slim Shady Olive #18-20, Olive or HE Anato-May #16-20

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