I apologize for not updating my site sooner, but the good news is that the Salt is running fairly clear and the fishing is "off the hook"! Fly fishing a la foamie is on right now, just slap the banks and start twitching! If you prefer smaller flies in the mornings and evenings I'd go with small Adams, brown caddis and there have been some pretty good Grey Drake hatches coming off. No need to nymph right now unless it gets cloudy and windy. In that case, I'd actually try some emergers especially olive ones. And don't feel like you can't fish streamers, because although a lot of folks aren't comfortable chucking these big flies, they work! Just ask the gear guts who are catching lunkers on Rapalas!
So, I'd just like to mention to all of my customers, friends and acquaintances that I do not consider myself an expert on fly fishing. Sometimes I feel a little uneasy when one of my customers mentions my name and the words "expert fly fisherman" in the same sentence. Technically, I still need a lot of work. Entomology wise, I am a moron. And I still get a little confused when it comes to identifying certain types of cutthroat trout, especially hybrids. However, I do like to fish...a lot, especially here in Star Valley. So on that note, I do believe that I have a little insight into what is going on, on a day-to-day basis. My advice to you (if you are in search of the big browns) is to start chucking meat.
For you gear guys out there (the ones who don't already know it) you can't go wrong using Rapala Countdowns, especially CD-09's. Black/Silver, Gold/White, Brown Trout and Brook Trout.. Some of the larger Vibrax, Blue Fox's are fairly productive as well. You might have to experiment a little bit with different colors, as it sometimes seems to change from day to day.. Other lures will catch plenty of fish too, but the big dogs seem to really like the big lures.
If you aren't planning on keeping any fish, you might try removing the front treble hook and going with a single hook on the rear. I don't spin fish that often anymore, but this is the method I use when I do and I still land the majority of the fish that attack the lure.
Stop on by the store for more detailed info on fly or lure selections.
Good luck and we'll keep you posted.