Lower Shoshone Tailwater

April 20, 2019 9:00 am


The Bureau of Rec increased the flows on the Lower Shoshone now for irrigators to use the rest of the season. Plenty of water to float now! Wading will be limited to the edge of the river. Midges have been hatching all day and the BWO’s have been coming on strong around 11:30 and lasting until 4:00 or so.  In between the hatches, nymphing has been effective with BWO imitations and soft hackles.  The streamer action has also been really good as long as the moss isn’t an issue.

Flow CFS: 1418

Wet flies; Firebead sowbug, Purple and Peacock Prince, San Juan Worms, Midge pupa, Pheasant Tails, Bloody Mary’s, Jigged Soft Hackles, Anellids,  Zebra Midge, Tan North Fork Specials, Winter Stones, Rubber legged streamers and leech patterns.

Dry flies and emergers: Sparkle duns, adult midges, parachute Adams, Blue winged olives, bow-tie midge, non-weighted PT and gold-ribbed soft hackle nymphs, size 16-22.

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