The Crooked is fishing very well. Flows are down to about 100 CFS and both dry fly and nymph fishing has really improved. Fishing is good most of the day with many fish rising when hatches occur and when the shade hits in the early afternoon. Blue Wing Olives and a few straggler PMD’s and caddis are bringing many fish to the surface. Also keep an eye out for October Caddis as they are active. Running a small nymph off the October Caddis dry is a fun way to cover water.
Nymphing with a tight line approach or with a small indicator such as our favorite New Zealand Indicator should find plenty of fish. Small patterns such as Zebra Midges and Ray Charles as well as size 20 pheasant tails are working well. We have an excellent assortment of tiny bugs to help attract some of the bigger fish in the Crooked. Overall we mostly use 5x or 6x tippet out there and a nice medium action 3 wt. rod makes the experience just that much better.