Crooked River access is tough with the snow on the side of the road and in the parking spots we normally use in the camp grounds. So that adds a little challenge to getting on the water but the river is clear and the fishing is pretty good.
One of the guys from the shop was there recently and had some nice nymph fishing and then a little dry fly session with BWO’s. I was surprised by the BWO hatch in January. It’s not totally unheard of, and years ago it was rocking’ in the winter with BWO’s but for quite a few years the January and February BWO hatch has been almost non-existent. Maybe with the higher water the river and the hatches are recovering?!!!
Other flies that are important are Zebra Midges, Mercury Midge, Copper John, 2 Bit Hooker, Micro Mayfly, Scuds, Hares Ear, PT’s.