After a busy weekend of fly fishing schools we decided to take a nice float from Bowmanstown to Walnutport. Brent and I launched under the bridge in Btown and were greeted with a blizzard Grannom hatch but no risers. Water temp was 50˚ but would rise to 54˚ by days end. Shortly into the float we had our first hook up and they continued throughout the day with Brent landing the Lehigh Grand Slam - Brookie, Brown, and Bow - all on a black tungsten conehead bugger on a sink tip. A few risers were spotted in the final stretch but all were so inconsistent that we spent little time on them. Little Black Stones(#18), Brown Stones(#14), Hendricksons(#14), Blue Quills(#18), Grannom Caddis(#16), and Blue Winged Olives(#18) were all present along the river throughout the day.
Though cold water has kept the surface activity to a minimum anglers should be prepared with plenty of Lehigh Unusuals, Parachute Adams, LaFontaine Deep sparkle Pupas and Emergent Sparkle Pupas and similar patterns because the fish are going to be on top before you know it.