I did see a good amount of brown stones on friday afternoon, but the fish were not keying into the nymphs in the dirty water. As soon as I tied on the red worm I got a hook up however, and I had throughly fished the water already with a variety of nymphs. I also had a #18 black caddis land on my hand and saw some small midges in the air. On the steelhead stream the fish seemed to want Pheasant tails and frenchies in size 12.
Looking ahead the water levels and clarity will be clearing on the small and mid sized streams, while the big rivers will still be blown out. Keep and eye out for hatches and if fish are keying into those nymphs or if the want attractor patterns. You should be fishing two flies at least with something brighter and something more natural like a brown stonefly nymph or pheasant tail while prospecting. It is also still a great time to cover water with streamers. If you are fishing with nymphs I like to find water that I am confident is holding fish and really cover it well, changing flies until I find what the fish want, while streamer fishing is more productive if you cover lots of water targeting bends, pools, and woody structure until you find and aggressive fish willing to chase your fly.
Good luck on the water this week.