The Ruby has been running a bit higher than normal this spring but nymphing has been good. Look towards tailwater style nymph patterns like a Ray Charles, San Juan Worm, or Zebra Midge as your go to. Streamer fishing can be really good on the Ruby this time of year as well. Brown Trout are very abundant on the Ruby and they tend to eat streamers better than Rainbows. Try smaller, flashy patterns like a Sparkle Minnow or Flash Fry.
The Month Ahead:
The Ruby is dam controlled so it typically stays clear enough to fish throughout runoff. Keep an eye on the flows, however, because as the river approaches 400cfs it becomes very difficult to wade.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Ruby is a good option all summer long. Once we get into the heart of the summer the river sees more traffic on the public sections and fishing can be less consistent but you can still have some banner days.