The fishing up on the upper stretches of the river has continued to be super good. Salmon are all over the place spawning with the steelies right behind them. Best flies this time of year for dead-drifting nymphs are dark stonefly patterns like the Black Rubberlegs. Fish egg patterns below if you are targeting fish sitting behind redds, or red Copper Johns otherwise. Brett's Klamath Intruder in olive and burnt orange is a killer pattern if you are not swinging a Copper Beaded Assassin. As the nights become longer and the temps cooler the Klamath will see more steelhead show up.
With the last storm behind us, now is a good time for the public service announcement to check the weather and roads before your trip. Interstate 5 can become a skating rink quickly. Best to pack chains in the whip if there is a hint of precipitation in the forecast.
• Clown Egg
• M.C. Redd Reaper - Champagne
• Micro Spawn - Shrimp Pink or Salmon Egg
• Boles Bazookas
• Pat's Rubberlegs - #4-8
• 3-D Nymphs - #8-10
• Red Copper Johns - #14-18
• Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
• Articulated Marabou Leech