First things first, we have not yet heard about the dates for the spring flush on Grey Reef. Historically, it takes place during the last few weeks of March. As soon as we hear something we will let you know.
Well, we are officially into the second week of February and thus far it’s been pretty nice. Other than a lack of snow, we can’t complain. February is a great month to be on the water when the weather plays nice. Yesterday was one of those days for sure. Spent the afternoon poking around and wade fishing various spots on Upper Grey Reef. Nymphs were more or less the way to go in every run we fished. That being said, we did manage at least a few grabs on the streamer in every run as well. You have to remember, water temps are pretty chilly and the fish are not overly aggressive towards the streamer. So, keep the strip nice and slow and with the clear water conditions smaller and natural seemed to be the ticket (i.e. near-nuff sculpin). On the nymphing front, it started with hot-head scuds and ended with reef worms and leeches. Not much for a midge hatch that day so the larger menu items were the way to go! Our rig stayed in that 5-6ft range with 1-2BB split shot.