Friday, February 8, 2019

Waiting For Some Clear Water

The Lower Yuba has been fishing pretty well. It is currently blown out due last weekend's storm event but I had the chance to fish it during both a sunny and overcast day before the storm rolled in. I checked out a few "new" areas and found my new favorite spot. Lots of holding water in a close proximity a ways away from the main road are the perfect goldilocks zones.

San Juan worms were producing a lot of good fish in the deeper areas and the rubber leg stone seemed to work best near structure. I mostly nymphed but swung where I felt I could cover the most amount of water with good results.

The Lower Yuba just lowered to it's regular winter flows today but is predicted to rise again this weekend with rain predicted all week. The river will most likely not be fishable for a while but that's how it goes.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Fly Tying: Jimmy Legs Stonefly Nymph

The Jimmy Legs stonefly nymph is one of my favorite stonefly patterns. It is simple to tie, has good movement from the material of the legs, and creates a great silhouette underwater. Stonefly patterns often take a lot of materials to tie and when you lose one of the more intricate patterns it can be heartbreaking. The Jimmy Legs is a remedy to that problem.