The river was running high and muddy on Thursday and Friday due to a strong rain storm that moved through the area. But, by Saturday morning the river had come down quite a bit, and the fishing started heating up.
Black stones were hatching steadily throughout the day. The fish responded to a variety of nymph patterns in size 16 and 18. I chose to stick with little black stone patterns and black pheasant tail patterns.
I always love having an opportunity to fish at Elk Springs. The guys at the fly shop are friendly, and the fishing, well...it's always top notch!