The river flows have been on a sort of roller coaster the past couple of weeks

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The river flows have been on a sort of roller coaster the past couple of weeks, the clarity as well. We are seeing things on the drop now on the gage at Delta and the river above Sims will probably worth a look. It will be higher, so find spots if your normal hole is difficult to fish. Try your sculpin patterns near the bottom. At this point in the season the insects that will be hatching will be Blue Wing Olives and midges, Sweet Peas, Zebra Midges, S&Ms will continue to be the best producers for those dead drifting or high sticking nymphs. As always during this time of year, Interstate 5 will become messy and can close when the storms get going, so plan your trip accordingly and keep an eye on the Caltrans site for road conditions.

Upper Sacramento Flows at Delta

Hot Flies: 
Dry Flies:
D&D Cripple - March Brown
Low Water Baetis - #18
Adams - #12-20
Mercer's Missing Link - Dark #14-16
Parachute Adams - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Morrish October Pupa
Skip's TB October Caddis
CB Birds Nest - #10-14
Red Copper John - #16-18
Zebra Midge - #18-20
Mercury Black Beauty
Mercer's Glass Bead Micro May - #22
Mercer's GB Dark Stone - #8
Mercer's Dark Stone - #6
Pat's Rubber Legs - Brown #6-8
GB Birds Nest - #12-14
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #12-18
Swink's BTS
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-16

Streamers & Leeches:
Sheila Sculpin
Woolly Buggers
Muddler Minnows - #10


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