Smoke is Definetly Impacting the Lewiston Area at This Time

Lewiston Lake - Lewiston, CA (Trinity County)

by The Fly Shop

Report: Smoke is definitely impacting the Lewiston area at this time. This little reservoir receives little attention from fly anglers during the summer months due to the availability of all the smaller trout streams. However, don't overlook this great little lake. The flows from the dam into the lake have been at least 2,500 CFS over the past week making the upper end fish like a small river. Dragons and Damsels are always good choices to throw, stripping a brown or olive Crystal Bugger is always a good bet and any of the good Damsel Leeches are a must have. The Callibaetis and Mahogany Duns should have a daily hatch, stripping a good ol' Pheasant Tail in slowly on an intermediate line is a good tactic. 

Hot Flies:  
Dry Flies:
Hackle Stackers - BWO #18, Parachute Adams - #14-18, Mayfly Cripples 

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Ultra Scuds - #16, Chromies - #18-20, Mercer's CB Micro May - Black #18, Flashback Pheasant Tail - #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midges - #18-20, Mercer's Gidgets 

Streamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle TailWoolly Bugger - Any, Beadhead Crystal Buggers - #8, Zack's Swimming Leech - #8, Zack's Damseleech - Orange/Olive

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