June 16, 2017 admin

Mad River Fishing Report 6.16.17

Mad River Fishing Report 6.16.17

Swollen by the rains, Dayton is under siege!!! But the weather missed the trout section. The flows received a small bump this week and should set the weekend for some great fishing.

  • Note: You can always look at the water flows in the top right hand corner of the website. It will show you flows for all our rivers that I and the team fish.

As with the beginning of the hot weather, the canoe livery’s are in full force. I would let this not frustrate you, go above the put in or go below the take out. This usually means the middle section between Lippincott and 36/55 can be very busy after 10:00 am.

Terrestrials are just starting, but if you are looking for some mid-day dry fly action, throw on a Caddis. X-caddis, goddard, or a Elk Caddis will do perfect. Keep it riding high and make sure hit underneath lower hanging limbs and branches. I also love to throw a small sz16 Black Beetle!!

Anglers are still having success later in the evening with some Cahill and sporadic Sulphurs still coming up. I would note to be in position around 6 or 7 and the hatch should pick up. I would have a couple different patters. A couple cripple, comparaduns, and some parachutes. 16 and 18 should work fine.

We have these patterns in the fly shop. We are open 12-5 on Saturday or M-F 9-6. As always, thanks for the local support. www.reelflyrod.com

However, I think the best tactic for all day fishing is going to be the wet-fly swing. If you are not familiar how to rig wet fly rigs, download or by the Wet-Flies: Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackles by Dave Hughes. A great read and really details how to make this technique the best in the ol’ tool box!

Enjoy the Father’s Day weekend. Good luck



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