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The West Branch of the AuSable is flowing around 2500cfs and dropping steadily. Cloudy, high water will give way to more “normal” (800-1000cfs) water levels by the weekend. Nymphing and slinging streamers will prove to be productive here. The East Branch of AuSable was turning over fish, before the high water this early week. Same on the Boquet…I would imagine the return to normal water levels would see fish eating here again.
“Classic” BH Hares Ears and BH Prince Nymphs (14-18) will continue to work on double nymph rigs as well as dark and yellow rubber leg stonefly patterns (8-12 ) in pocket water . Large Streamers (2-6) like Wooly Buggers, Circus Peanuts, WMD’s and Marabou Mudddlers will draw fish out to chase and strike. Work these on feeding lanes and through deep holes, 12-18” deep, on the move. In some cases a sinking leader will help get the fly to the correct position in the water column.
FREE Fly Casting Lessons for all abilities start on Wednesdays in July…stay posted for time and location.