Fish fluorocarbon tippets at the end of your mono-filament leader when nymph fishing. 5X to the first fly and 6X to the dropper. This will produce more strikes as the fish can't see the fluorocarbon.
Fishing 22 to 24 midges in the slower waters has been great, Fish light weight ( a number 6 or smaller ) with your strike indicator 2 or 3 feet above the weight. You don't want to be on the bottom when you are midge fishing.
We are finding lots of baetis, especially on cloudy afternoons. Baetis live in fast water so look for them in the riffles at the top of holes and at the bottom of holes in the tail out. Fish are eating gray, olive and brown nymphs in these places, it just depends on the day so have them all. You may have the chance to see fish on top during this time. A parachute Adams or comparadun should do the job. The may flies are green and are about size 22. Use dark colored wings as the fish are turning away from white wings. If you can't see this try a marker fly about 12 inches above the baetis. You should fish mono-filament tippets when fishing on the surface as fluorocarbon sinks.
Change back to midges when the fish stop eating your may flies.
Try some bunny leaches if all else fails. Dead drift them like the rest of your nymphs. Fish are eating them for moss! They will shake the drifting moss to get the bugs out.
When the water is off color in the winter fish egg patterns and colorful larvae or nymphs with flash on them.
Wow the weather has been nice, in fact the warmest January and February in history. March is here, the baetis are starting to hatch and the river is clearing up. Spring is coming! The fishing has been excellent! Lots of midge activity. With no one on the river this time of year the few folks who are here are loving it!
We have had lots of questions about the 300cfs flows. The river hasn't fished this well in a long time. The fish are eating great and all reports from boats and wade anglers has been excellent!
Good luck to all the Fisheads out there. Chris