The Mud is a Thing of the Past July 19 Report

It felt like an eternity but the Elk has finally cleared from last weekends mud slides.  It is not as clear as it was before but has been improving daily.  Hatches are mixed throughout the sections we drift with a variety of stone flies and caddis as well as Green Drakes.  The cooler days with a bit of rain had sparked a number of localized but intense Drake hatches and if you were in the right spot it was spectacular.   Yesterday there was some free time in the afternoon for a quick float and Liam managed a great cutty on a chubby Chernobyl in orange. Malia was happy to net it for him.   This week looks great for the 5 day forecast so a day on the Elk would not be a bad choice.