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Rain is a Good Thing | August 16th, 2022

Similar to last year’s August that brought a week and a half of rain that saved the Snake and its tributaries from dangerously high water temperatures, this year’s August has also started very wet. Though last weekend’s heavy rain put area waters off in color, they have rebounded nicely and there is good fishing to be had. The standard fair of Hoppers, Foam, and Traditional Attractor patterns seem to be all working. We haven’t had to do much in the way of Dropper/Nymph fishing. Dryfly fishing with 3

and 4X leaders has been working just fine. Three flies I wouldn't overlook would be a Juicy Hopper in pink, Caddis Emerger (GV), and an Adams Para Wulff.

Down in the Pinedale area, water flows jumped way high, but are much back to more normal. As of this morning the Green is flowing at 504cfs. Dryfly fishing while floating with a Morrish Hopper or with Waterwalkers have been effective. You might try dropping a black and brown speckled rubberleg nymph or a red bead Quill Jig nymph off either of them. If you’re floating up in the BLM section with a standard