Our guides are having a ball on the Lower D. Not many Steelhead, but a few mixed in with all the Rainbows, Whitefish and occasional Bull Trout we are catching.
Nymphing is the hottest for us right now. We’re picking a lot of fish up on Pheasant Tails, Sparkle Pupa’s, Lightning Bugs, 3 Dollar Dips, Wired Stones, Jigs, Perdigons, October Caddis Pupa and Girdle Bugs.
There have been fish up on dries, mostly sippers to BWO’s and small tan caddis.
We’ve been using Trout Spey’s and Sculpins and having a blast with that.
On the Steelhead Specific part of the conversation, we are getting a few fish swinging. Purple flies down deep are your best bets, but small swung flies like a Green Butt Skunk, Euphoria or Freight Train will certainly move fish on a dry line still.
The old standby of a Double Bead Peacock with a Steelhead Lighting Bug is always a solid choice there!