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Flows at the Big T have been up and down over the past month or so, but overall fishing has ranged from decent to epic. The tailwater is always a consistent option, but our choice has been the canyon for variety and a chance at some nice bows looking to munch on spring bugs. Dry dropper rigs are definitely in play, but short-leash nymphing will pick up a lot of fish this time of year on the Big T too. Good point flies when nymphing include stonefly nymphs like the Tung Stone or a smaller girdle bug and caddis larvae, worms, and jigged attractor patterns like rainbow warriors and frenchies. BWO nymphs like the Split Foam BWO or CDC soft hackle PT in #18-20 are great trailing bugs in the T, as are midges like foam back emergers, top secret midges, and zebra midges (I like red, but pick your favorite color). While we're still experiencing these nice lower, pre-runoff flows, take the time to observe the water, walk the banks, etc., before fishing. Your odds at sticking one of the nicer fish in the 18" range in here go up if you can spot them hanging out in the deep pools and runs where they often end up and then put some flies in their face. If you're fishing the tailwater and you see noses coming up in April/early May, try trailing a midge dry like a Griffith's Gnat behind a bigger attractor -- you won't be disappointed!

Report Updated On: 04/11/2019
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