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Feather River Fly Fishing Report

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Hogan Brown, Hogan Brown Fly Fishing

Spent the Weekend guiding the Lower Feather for spring steelhead. I spend most of my time swinging for these fish as they are some of the better “swung fly eaters” in the central valley. We managed a few missed grabs and a nice 4lb wild adult hen about 24" on saturday. Swinging bait fish style flies in white and olive or caddis pupa/soft hackles is best. 

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Got out and did some exploring for stripers and bass on the Sac…fishing is picking up with this warmer weather as the resident stripers are getting on the feed and the Largemouth and Smallmouth are waking up and starting to feed for the spawn. 

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Jordan Romney, Jordan Romney Fly Fishing

The feather is still kicking out some decent fish.  The spring fish are on the smaller size but the bite has been plentiful.  The crowds have disappeared and it feels like you have the river to yourself.  We generally fish 6 or 7 weights with indicators and basic trout nymphs.  The fish get really trout like during the hatches.  They do not hit on the surface like I would like them to but they will grab a well presented nymph set up.  I like using attractor patterns to get the fishes attention and a more natural bug as my bottom fly.  San Juan worms have been working well too, turn over some rocks and you will see how plentiful the dirt snakes are in this river.  
I did an episode with Nick Smith from informative fisherman a couple weeks ago, check out the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaSGQkQS0w0

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