VALLEY TAIL WATERS
Updated - 7/22/21
Current Conditions: Water levels are stable, clear and in good condition
Fishing - Great: The Fly Shop in Redding reports that fishing is excellent. Stable cool water temperatures keep the fish active though things do slow down a little mid day. There are tons of midges #16 & #18 in the water in the morning and PMDs and Callebaetis come off later in the day. Suspending a Balance Leach under an indicator can get you some of the bigger fish. Go to dry's are the #18 Parachute Adams, Mercers Missing Link, and Griffith's Gnat. As a dropper put on a small pheasant tail or zebra midge." If you are going to fish down below, a dry dropper set up will be less noticeable to the fish compared to a strike indicator.
Bead Head Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16, San Juan Worm/passionate pink, Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Bead Head Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red. Adam's Parachute #14 & #16, Gold Ribbed Hares Ear #14 to #16.
tungsten bead Zebra Midge/black, brown, red, Scud/pink #14.
Parachute Ant #14
Dave's Hopper #10