Rocky River

Tip of the week 

Swinging streamers can be productive when flows allow, but drifting nymphs and egg patterns under an indicator gives you the best chance of hooking into some fish. Rather than targeting spawning steelhead, look for the pre-spawn set or "drop-backs" huddled in pools below the gravel. These fish are much more willing to take flies and seem to have more fight in them. In addition, look for breaks in the current because steelhead tend to rest just behind these breaks.

Seven-day forecast 

There is rain and warmer weather in the forecast for the next couple of days which means the water levels will rise. Keep and eye on the rain if any in the next few days, it could brings levels back up. These past high flows and cold temps might have been what was needed to bring the numbers of fish up the rivers.

Must Have Flies 
Zonker White 6 Buy from
Freshwater Clouser Chartruse/white 4 Buy from
Senyo's Ice Man Minnow Tan, pink 8 Buy from
Egg Fly Orange, pink, peach 10, 12 Buy from
Micro Nuke Egg pink, orange 10, 12 Buy from
Lynch's Double Dot Egg pink, orange 10, 12 Buy from
Orvis Cleveland

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