Went north (from Anchortown) this weekend looking for 'bows and grayling - found neither. I fished the Little Su, Willow Creek higher up, and Little Willow Creek a bit up from the mouth. I did not see a single fish, much less get a nibble on the fly. I was fishing mostly nymphs. I tried little ones, big ones, black, really bright yellow, big bead-heads, no bead heads. I also tried a woolly bugger, both black and olive. I think I also threw something really weird looking named something I don't know. No dice. As I was leaving for the day, a guy from the area told me I should have tried flesh flies.
Anybody else having any luck in the Mat-Su drainages? I don't think I've tried it up there this early before. Is it just too early for those creeks? There was still a good amount of ice on the edges of the rivers and floating down. I don't know - it looked "fishy." I have to think I'm doing something wrong. Any ideas? Any advice appreciated.