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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors columnist 

Best fishing of the year


It’s time.

The best fishing of the year is happening right now.

But don’t hesitate. It will be over in a flash.

There’s a narrow window of time each spring when the rivers are clear and the caddis flies are hatching.

The hatch will continue once runoff begins in earnest, however, the angling opportunities will wash downstream with the muddy flow.

Hit it right and there will be rafts of spent caddis, thick on the river, making it difficult to keep track of your fly. Hungry trout, feeding on this first major hatch of the year, will at times, boil the surface.

Using a fly a couple sizes...

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