Fishing on the McCumber Should Improve as the Weather Cools

The Fly Shop

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Current Lake Conditions:
Anglers fishing midge patterns are finding a few fish. McCumber is a beautiful location at this time of year! Good destination for some solitary fly fishing. The fishing on McCumber can be fun as cooler daytime temperatures prevail in the days and weeks to come. McCumber is one of those "out-of-the-way" fishing spots that see little pressure. Drop us an e-mail and let us know how you did if you go.

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:
• BK Lazer Midge #18-16
• Mercer's Midgeling
• 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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