Well it looks like the fly fishing season is starting to get into swing. The NF Coeur d Alene and The St. Joe are fishing very well right now. The ingredients have come together for some great dry fly action. The water temperature as of this morning on the NF CDA was 52 degrees. Flows are on the Jt. Joe while not optimize are very fishable. The NF CDA are perfect. We are seeing some strong and diversive hatches throughout the day. Our weather for fishing should also help. We are going to be cooling down with temps in the high 60's to mid 40's at night for the next 10 days. Mix this all together and you should have a stellar day on the water.
On both the St. Joe and NF CDA you'll encounter similar hatches throughout the day, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMD, Brown Drakes and Ants. The St. Joe still has some salmon flies and the NF CDA is starting to see caddis! I love caddis! We have a large selection of caddis dries, emergers and nymph patterns.
I was on the water this morning at 6:00 AM this morning. There were no hatches while I was there but I did land 6 cutts on PMX's size 12-16. Each one came out of the depths to take that dry fly. They must of thought "mmm breakfast". The moral is, even if There are no hatches coming off, tie on something that looks inticing and see what happens. PMX's, Grumpy Frumpy, Chernobyls, Stimmies or Fat Alberts.
The Clark Fork is flowing at 23,000 CFS ( down from 33,000 on 6/2) and St. Regis is at 1,460. Give it another 2 weeks and both should be hitting their stride.
NF Coeur d Alene
Enaville. 1,450 CFS, Prichard 410. Water temp 52.
Jakes Yellow Sally
UM Butt Sally
Norm Woods Golden
Kings CDC Golden
Wilsons Little Golden
Black Flying Ant
Black Foam Ant
Flying Cinny Ant
Galloup Tilt Wing PMD
Black Hi Rider Caddis
We have a large selection of caddis - stop by to see them all
South Fork Chernobyl
St. Joe 6,000 CFS Calder. Temp 50 degrees
See above, minus the Caddis Flies, also
Big Sky Salmon Flies
Improved Sofa Pillow
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Gregg Maddock is the owner of Wallace Fly Shop.