Fish on the San Joaquin are looking for dry flies

San Joaquin River - Stockton, CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
7-27-2013
(800) 637-6912
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Water Conditions: The flows are at 50cfs as of 7/24.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: You can go crazy with dry flies!!! Dry/Dropper is also recommended.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES:
chernobyl, yellow sally, parachute adams, extended body bwo, cdc baetis dun, baby boy hopper, stimulator, humpy, royal wulff, real midge, hatch matcher, sierra brite dot, foam hopper, griffith gnat, cdc flying ant

NYMPHS: rubbber leg copper johns, zug bug, birds nest, flashback hares ear, #18 mighty may sloan, #18 pheasant tail, buckskin, copper johns, #16 prince nymphs, #18 salvation, #18 micro stones, wd40, #20 juju baetis, variety of midges

Guides Hint: Shuttles are now running.


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