The Elk Looks like it has dropped a decent amount from where it was opening week however, it still sounds like it is flowing higher side. Water levels have come down a bit and with the continued warm weather could have the river in top shape before we know it.
Currently, the fishing has been a bit tougher due to the higher than normal levels but we have heard a bit of talk that they are looking up more and more, so before we know it will be full bore dry fly season down there! Should you choose to make a trip down there this is what we recommend throwing into the fly box so that you can be prepared for whatever the river will throw at you. They are as follows:
- Green Drakes
- Yellow and lime sallies
- Streamers: McClure's Kill Whitey White #1/0, Galloups Dungeon White #2, Dolly Lama Flesh/Tan #2 or #6, CH Sparkle Minnow Smoke #4, Yo Mama's Lama Tan #2 or #4
- Nymphs: Optic Nerve Pheasant Tail #12-16, Ultimate Skip Nymph #12-18, Dunnigan's Panty Dropper PMD #14-16, Dirty Hipster Stonefly #6, Czech Nymph UV #12-16, Prince Nymph Purple #12-16
- Dries: CDC Water Wasp Black #12-18, Hackle Dun PMD #14-18, Parapoddle #12-16, Henry's Fork Caddis #12-18, Dunnigan's Dun Dun PMD, Fat Albert #8-14, Humpy Chernobyl #12-16, Extended Body Green Drakes #10-14