The Ark is currently hovering right around 700 cfs in Wellsville; this is a great flow for both float and wade fishing. We have been seeing excellent dry fly fishing early in the morning and evenings. Mid-day when the sun is high and hot, hopper dropper rigs are still producing fish with most action on the droppers.
As water continues to drop and temperatures rise look for fish moving into faster riffles and pocket water, the more oxygenated the water the better. Stoneflies, Red Quills, PMDs, Caddis and Grasshoppers have been on the menu as of late. Double dry fly rigs in the morning and evening and light weight hopper dropper rigs mid-day have been the ticket.
Recommended flies for rivers:
Hot Spot Pheasant Tails, Prince Nymphs, Psycho Prince, Duracell Jig, Copper Johns, Red Two Bit Hookers, Red Juju Baetis, Chubby Chernobyl, Hi Vis Elk Hair Caddis, Black Foam Caddis, Guide Savers, Rubber Leg Stimulators, Royal Wulff, Sculpzillas, Thin Mints, Sculpin Mini, Sex Dungeons, Slump Busters.
Recommended flies for stillwater:
Scuds, Diawl Bachs, Balanced Leeches, Traffic Light Chironomids, Oil Slick Buzzer, Mad Bombers, Thin Mints, Ruby Eye Leech, Seal Buggers, Edward’s Freshwater Shrimp, Sailor Ant, Unsinkabeetle
brands we carry: