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Had my "lucky" nephew apply (first time) of course he won. He did the same thing on his first application for the grand. Any fly fisher people out there that know what might be working early June. Nymphs, dry flies or streamers.
All of the above. All the major hatches will be over but there will be pmd's and small caddis around especially evenings, terrestrials also work well, a personal favorite is a fly called the Tar Baby, simply black foam, orange rubber legs, calf tail wing with some flashaboo. Simple to tie, durable and they'll float just about any dropper. Nymphs - the classics work best IMO, prince, hare's ear, PT all work great. Streamers can catch a lot of fish, especially up top and on the last day. I usually just fish black, olive or brown buggers, again nothing fancy, though I do have friends that swear by the bow river bugger on the Smith.
I watch a bobber too much in the summer so for me the Smith is all about dry fly's, if there not rising I'm either drinking, rowing or most likely both.