Hoback River – Entire Waterway

July 28th, 2010

As we’ve mentioned on the radio, the hoback is an excellent place to check out after work. The highway offers a plethora of great access to the river, and the drive is not too far from town. In the evening, the primary hatch you will usually see is caddis. Bring a couple shades and a couple sizes of maybe 14 and 16 of your favorite pattern. The X-caddis is a great fly to pick up if you don’t already have some. The X-Caddis represents a crippled caddis, an adult that has not successfully emerged from the pupal case. Trout know that the cripples aren’t going anywhere, so they focus on them, making them a deadly selection. Lots of attractors have been working great as well, like our golden carnage attractor. I personally like to use big foam bugs with nymphs dropped fairly deep off the back. Nymphs that have been working include, copper johns, pheasant tails and prince nymphs. If you have any questions on where to go or what flies to use, give us a call at 307-733-6483, or come by our shop on the village road. “A bad day’s fishing is better than a good day at work” Nick Evon