Cooler temperatures trigger better baetis hatches creating awesome Fly Fishing at Baum Lake

The Fly Shop

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Current Lake Conditions:
Suspending Zebra Midges, Frostbites, Mercer's Gidgets under small indicators has kept us interested for hours on Baum Lake. Winds have been calm and skies are cloudy which equals ideal conditions on Baum!

The Fly Shop's  Tips:
Suspend nymphs like #16-18 Micro Mays under big brushy dry flies, like a Stimulator or Royal Wulf. Suspend your nymphs about 18-24". If using an indicator to suspend nymphs, select a small indicator! Fishing an Intermediate sinking line with a Damsel nymph or small PT nymph can produce a bent fly rod. The key is SLOW strips! Nothing in Baum Lake is moving fast at this time of year. The water is clear, so the fish have lots of visibility. Use lighter, longer leaders. Delicate presentations will produce more strikes. At times attractor nymphs under indicators works really well, especially where there is current. Baum Lake is an ideal fishing destination for pontoon boats, float tubes and small prams.

Still Water Fact:
Baum Lake is named after world renowned hydro electric pioneer Frank Baum. 1870-1932.



• Red Copper John #14-18
• BH Half-Flashback PT #18-20
• Beaded Zebra Midge #18-20
• Mercer's Gidget
• Micro Mays Olive #16-18
• Zebra Midge #16-20
• Chromie #18

• Jay Fair's Wiggle Tail
• Beaded Micro Buggers
• Damseleech
• Double Bunny

• Adams #18-20
• Mahogany Dun #18
• Mercer's Missing Link #14-18
• Light Cahill #18
• Griffiths Gnat #20
• Norman's Loop Wing BWO


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