Fly fishing on McCumber Lake has been fair to good

The Fly Shop

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Current Lake Conditions:
Float Tubers and anglers in small boats and prams can reach the rainbows and brown trout cruising near the weed beds centered in the lake and holding deep near the dam. Suspending or stripping small mayfly nymphs, damsel fly nymphs, Callibaetis nymphs and all can and should work!!

The Fly Shop's  Tips:
Using a float tube or a pontoon boat, paddle out into the lake and look along the edges for cruising rainbows and browns. RIOs Aqualux Intermediate Sink Tip is a perfect line for retrieving and stripping leeches, damsel nymphs and streamers. Use a floating line and leader tapered to 4x with a bead head PT with a very, very, very slow retrieve. Fish will find your nymph and take it, but don't set the hook! Just lift and let line out until you can bend the rod without first breaking the fish off.



• Scum Dun Callibaetis #14
• D&D Cripple Callibaetis #16
• Parachute Adams #16-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
• Zallibaetis
• PT Nymph #16-18
• Hogan's S&M Brown #16-18
• GB Half Flashback PT #16-20
• Fox's Callibeeotis #14

• Freshwater Clouser Olive/White
• Zonkers
• Burk's Sierra Damsel
• Zack Attack Damsel
• Zack's Zugger Yellow/Brown

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