We recently picked up the new 2015 Clackacraft WF Superfly. While the Eddy is the best rowing drift boat I have ever had, the low sides got me into trouble a time or two. This new WF has all the same features that make the Eddy so nice to fish out of, with higher sides and a safer ride.
The Lower Yuba is very low right now. With its flows sitting around 570-590, it makes the fishing a bit more demanding. Good drifts in the right places are key, as is stealth. If you make a poor presentation, chances are that fish won’t eat for a while. Even still, persistence can pay off. It’s a ton of fun to pick a fish and go at him for a while.
My favorite bugs while dead drifting right now are small mayfly nymphs, no larger than 16, more often 18-20. Any of hogans various slim may’s will work. I’ve been running long and light rigs, 5-9 feet from my indo to the weight. 4/5/6x are my main tippet materials, but I will at times use 7x.
The Skwalla’s are up, and it seems like the bows are really starting to key in on them, but a lot of fish are keying in on the often day long BWO hatch that is popping.
Hope to see you out there!