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  2. Zebra Midge  

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  4. Rainbow Warrior  

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  8. Griffith's Gnat  

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Jan 13 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

Fishing on the Eagle has been a challenge with ice accumulation and snow. While much of the river is covered in ice, you should manage to find a few open runs and pools. Keep in mind that were seeing a fair amount of ice/slush run-off in the morning so if the cold weather alone isnt enough to deter you from fishing the morning shift, hopefully this will. Give it until about 11 am before you hit the water. Once you've settled in and found some fishy water, be persistent and really pick it apart. At this point, its all about the small and imitative midge nymph rig. However, with elevated air pressure in the coming days youll want to consider small and flashy attractor flies at the lead. Rainbow Warriors, red or purple Copper Johns, Psycho Prince Nymphs and Flashback PTs are a few of our go-to attractor flies at the moment. Otherwise, trail any of the aforementioned flies with one or more smaller and imitative midge patterns like a Blood Midge, Mercury Black Beauty, Mercury Midge, Top Secret or Tube Midge. While baetis are few and far between, trout will go for the more versatile patterns like an RS2. Cold weather, lack of cloud cover and elevated air pressure for most of the next seven days will leave trout holding in the deeper water columns. As such, ensure plenty of weight and get your flies deep. On Monday (1/18), dont hesitate to lead with something bigger like a leech or stonefly as trout will capitalize on bigger bites in the hours leading up to the storm.

Ideal Days to Fish: 1/17 & 1/18

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#18), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Frenchie (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), Pine Squirrel Leech (#10), San Juan Worm (#10-12) .

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24), Parachute BWO (#22-24), Comparadun BWO (#22-24)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Jan 06 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

It is business as usual on the Eagle. Winter weather, stable flows and picky trout are the primary themes right now. Youre going to need to practice a stealthy approach and go with small (#22-24) flies if you want to get into some fish. Light tippet, yarn indicators and short clean casts are a must. With ice along the banks it can be difficult to find productive water, but if you manage to come across a slow and deep run/pool youll be in good shape. Be persistent and pick apart the water before you move on. The next several days are expected to be on the colder end so do yourself a favor and sleep in. Hit the water between 11 am and 3 pm for the best results. Nymphing continues to be the preferred mode of fishing, but you may find yourself immersed in a midge hatch. When nymphing, lead with small attractors as air pressure is expected to be elevated for the next several days. Trout will be selective so do your best to hit them on the nose with your flies. As far as trailer flies go, we like the Top Secret, Mercury Midge, Demon Midge, RS2 and Flashback Black Beauty.

Ideal Days to Fish: 1/7 & 1/9

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#18), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Frenchie (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), Pine Squirrel Leech (#10), San Juan Worm (#10-12) .

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24), Parachute BWO (#22-24), Comparadun BWO (#22-24)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Dec 30 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

Sub-freezing temps and winter weather has made for some challenging days on the water. While ice continues to build along the banks, you should be able to find a few open runs and pools on the lower Eagle. Trout will gravitate to the deep and slow water and if you see one, youll more than likely find more. Flows are low and trout are spooky so you're going to want to do everything in your power not to be seen. Observe from afar ensuring that you keep your shadow off of the water. Small flies, light tippet and clean casts are the name of the game right now. When nymphing, lead with a small attractor pattern followed by one or more small and imitative midges. As far as lead flies go, weve found that Bling Midges, Demon Midges and Rainbow Warriors have turned a few heads. Otherwise, Zebra Midges, Black Beauties and Mercury Midge will produce as trailer flies.

Ideal Days to Fish: 12/31, 1/3, 1/4 & 1/6

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#18), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Frenchie (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), Pine Squirrel Leech (#10), San Juan Worm (#10-12) .

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24), Parachute BWO (#22-24), Comparadun BWO (#22-24)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

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