The river is in great shape from the top to the bottom

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The river is in great shape from the top to the bottom, temps on the lower end are definitely staying in the safe range. The Caddis are coming off in the evening, Poopahs and Bird's Nests are good flies during the day. Some Blue Wing Olives and midges coming off will have fish sipping in the shady slicks. With the larger Caddis coming off, be ready with and Elk Hair Caddis in #14 and dark Missing Links in from #14 through 18 will cover the gamut. The October Caddis are moving to pupate right now, some fish will eat the cased insects in the faster water. Swinging Pupas will be right around the corner. Rubberlegs, Perdigons, Sweet Peas, and #16 S&Ms in olive and brown are all going to work from time to time.

Upper Sacramento Flows at Delta

Hot Flies: 
Dry Flies:
D&D Cripple - March Brown
Low Water Baetis - #18
Adams - #12-20
Mercer's Missing Link - Dark #14-16
Parachute Adams - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Morrish October Pupa
Skip's TB October Caddis
CB Birds Nest - #10-14
Red Copper John - #16-18
Zebra Midge - #18-20
Mercury Black Beauty
Mercer's Glass Bead Micro May - #22
Mercer's GB Dark Stone - #8
Mercer's Dark Stone - #6
Pat's Rubber Legs - Brown #6-8
GB Birds Nest - #12-14
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #12-18
Swink's BTS
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-16

Streamers & Leeches:
Sheila Sculpin
Woolly Buggers
Muddler Minnows - #10


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