Monday, May 20th 2013
Fishing on the Horn is terrifc. Midges and Beatis are emerging in the afternoons, which creates great dry fly fishing throughout the river. When the wind blows tuck into the islands and look for fish feading on the surface in the small pockets out of the wind. The nymphing has been very good using sowbugs, scuds, and midges. Try a few beatis patterns as well; soft hackle pheasant tail and LBF’s are taking fish.
Suggested Fly Patterns
Dries: Neversink Gnat Hi Vis: 16-18, Griffiths Gnat: 14-16 Hi Vis, Midge Emerger: 16-18-20, zelon midge 16-20. Downey Dun Baetis 16-20, Sparkle Dun 16-20.
Nymphs: Fire Bead Ray Charles: 14-18, Fire Bead Soft Hackle: 14-18,Pink, Orange, Tan Scud: 14-16, Rootbeer, Black, Red, Cream, Purple Midge Pupa: 16-20, Pheasant Tail: 14-18, PHB 14-18, Pheasant Tail 14-20
Streamers: Sex Dungeon Olive, Brown, Black: 2-6, Wooly Bugger-Black, Olive, Brown: 2-8, Rabbit Zonker-Black, Olive, Brown: 2-10, Articulated Double Bunny-Natural, Olive, Yellow/Brown, Brown/Olive.