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Things are pretty skinny on both branches of the Vrain right now, and water temps are down as our overnight lows are getting colder. This means small bugs, light tippet, and a narrower optimal fishing window of the warmer hours of the day as we head into fall. A great rig on both the North and South branches of this creek in the fall is a #16-18 parachute adams or a BWO dry fly dropping to a #18-20 Zebra Midge, Blue Poison Tung, Micro May, or other assorted small beadhead baetis/midge pattern. A double dry fly rig with a small caddis or mayfly imitation in the lead and a tiny midge dry such as a Sprout Midge or a Griffith's Gnat trailing behind on about 18-20" of 6x tippet can also be a fun way to catch them in here on warmer days in the fall. Little dark terrestrials and small hoppers can still be a good move on the warmest days in at least roughly the first half of October. If noses aren't coming up for you, and the fish generally don't seem very active, a light sub-surface rig with a Palsa pinch-on indicator and two nymphs will almost always pick up some fish. Lead with a tungsten bug or a leech/worm and drop to a non-beadhead soft hackle or midge as you're unlikely to need split shot in here with water levels as they are.

Report Updated On: 10/01/2018
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