Dave Neal reports:
Fly fishing on the Pit River this past week was fair-to-good depending on time of day and where you are fishing. The fish are definitely getting tighter, quicker, and tougher to catch in the more popular sections of Pit 3.
Hiking 10-20 minutes further away from the parking areas, and bush whacking a bit to access more remote sections may lead to some incredible fishing! Adventure fishing the Pit often pays off!! Early afternoon to early evening has been best timing for us. Good numbers of caddis and small mayflies, along with little yellow stones have been coming off most days. The heat has arrived so an accidental dip in the river may not be as bad as it sounds. Wet wading is always an option if you don’t mind fishing in waist deep water. The canyon is beautiful right now!
I wouldn’t be without a wading staff, studded boots; AAA & AB split shots and a collection of nymphs and larva patterns such as… Caddis: #14 Fox’s Poopah brown, Mercer’s little brown bug, Silvey’s caddis pupa tan/brown, Bird’s Nest in tan and natural; Mayfly: #14-18 Pheasant Tails’s, Hogan’s S&M in olive and brown, Mercer’s Micro Mayfly in black; Stonefly: Mercer’s #14 Biot Stone in brown, variations of #6-10 Rubber Legs, Yellow Sally patterns.
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