Fly Fishing Report for July 20, 2012

Just wrapped up another stunning week in Jackson Hole and our diverse local fisheries did not disappoint the local or visiting angler. In general, just about everything is fishing well with dries, dry/dropper combos and morning and evening streamer grabs as well. The weather has been pleasant but a tad bit on the hot side, mid-80's in JH is warm.
Matt Hall & John Campbell doubled up on a tributary to the Snake.
 I am starting to fish the Snake with more consistency and ending what I call the "windshield season", a period in June and July where each day begins with an hour or more time behind the steering wheel. The Snake has been fishing quite well for nearly a month(quite early) but can be dink mania... fun for novice fisherman but tough to guide day after day. The flows are now more like August and the larger cutty's are looking up with fair consistency, especially in the Forest sections where hatches are best.
Doug with a 19" cutty in GTNP.
Doug picked up a hefty lake trout on the Snake River as well.
 The best patterns for me have been smaller PMX's in yellow or red, para-caddis and stimulators... try trimming the hackle flush to get the fly to ride low and do not forget the twitch! 
The Green and other drainages of the area are fishing well but getting low and warming by mid-day, expect to go early.
The competition coming up short.


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