It won't be long now before clouds of salmonflies and golden stones will fly over the river. Timing the trip is the hard part. Check in at local fly shops for the latest information. In the meantime, fill your box with the flies you will need.
One of the best new flies is the Chubby Chernobyl Golden Stone. With high buoyancy and a good silhouette, it is a good choice in riffled water. In June, as the salmonfly and golden stone hatches wind down, keep fishing it with a small caddis pupa dropper.
Tie this pattern with brown thread on a No. 4-8 2XL long dry-fly hook. For the tail, use pearl Krystal Flash. Build the body with golden brown dubbing. For the overbody, use 2mm tan craft foam. Finish the body and tie down the foam as shown with root beer rubber strands and synthetic white poly wings.
— Gary Lewis