The sun was out ,the temperature was 22 degrees and the midges were hatching on the Rush river. It was a tough transition for me to take that double nymph rig off my line and tie on a dry. It turned out to be a glorious transition. From 1 PM to 5 PM the fish rose steadily and often took my Graffiti’s Gnat offering. in size 20. The best technique was to let the gnat sink just below the waters surface. This same idea was used with a #18 S.H. pheasant tail. If the fly was floating on the surface the” take rate” dropped off considerably. A report from today, 3-27-02 was that the water clarity had started to degrade due to runoff around the Hwy. 29 crossing. On Monday the water was crystal clear and seemed low.