Big Thompson River

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  1. Prince Nymph  

  2. Juju Baetis  

  3. Poison Tung  

  4. RS-2  

  5. Mole Fly  

  6. BWO  

  7. Parachute Adams  

  8. Parachute BWO  

  9. San Juan Worm  

  10. Two Bit Hooker  

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Recent Guide Reports

Apr 19 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Spring finally seems like its here to stay. Warmer days with abundant sunshine have really started to get the fish hungry! They're primarily munching on BWO's, but midges are still popping off so make sure you're equipped with a few patterns for each hatch. When the bugs aren't coming off, nymphing has always been and always will be an effective way to catch fish. Weighted and unweighted baetis patterns will be the ticket here, so don't hit the river without a variety of patterns and sizes. Remember: it's key to have nymphs, emergers, and adults, as imitating the correct stage of an insect's life cycle can be the difference between frustration and elation!

Recommended Flies

Dries :: Adams #18-22, Extended Body BWO's #18-20, CDC Baetis Dun #18-22, Mole Fly #18-20, Eric's HiVis Midge #20-22, Griffith's Gnat #18-22

Nymphs:: Black/Green Poison Tung #18-20, Rainbow Warrior's #18-20, Olive and Red Two Bit Hooker 's#16-18, Foam Wing RS2 #18-22, Sparkle Wing RS2 #18-22, Mayhem #18-20, WD-40's #18-22, JuJu Midge's #20-22, Guides Choice Hare's Ear #14-18

Streamers:: Thin Mint #8-12, North Platte Spiders, Mini Dungeons, Sparkle Minnow #8

To Book your Guided Trip please contact the shop at (970)498-8968. Come Fly Fish Rocky Mountain National Park!

This report was written by St. Peter's Fly Shop: http://www.stpetes.com
970-498-8968

Apr 12 Kirks Flyshop
Rating: 4/5

The Big T is fishing well just below the dam in the tail waters. The River is completely free of ice all the way to Loveland. The flow has increased, into Lake Estes is 20 CFS and out of Lake Estes the flow is 25 CFS. Dry Fly action will be small (24) Parachute Adams and small Sparkle Winged RS2s, Nymph setups use Blue Poison Tung, Sow Bug, Copper Ribbed RS2, or Gray RS2. Midges of choice are Ken and Barbies or red Jujubee.

This report was written by Kirks Flyshop: http://www.kirksflyshop.com
(970) 577-0790

Mar 31 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Spring finally seems like its here to stay. Warmer days with abundant sunshine have really started to get the fish hungry! We have been getting some reports of good midge hatches and even some BWO's popping off, make sure you're equipped with a few small dries for each hatch (Eric's Midge (#20-22), Brooks Sprout (midge or BWO) (#20-24), CDC Thorax Dun (#18-20)). When the bugs aren't coming off nymphing has proven to be, as usual, an effective way to catch fish. Some good Nymph options include Two-Bit Hookers in Olive and Red (#16,18), Rainbow Warriors (#18,20), Juju Midges (#20-22), WD-40's (#18-24) Rojo Midges (#20-22).

Recommended Flies

Dries :: Eric's High Vis Midge #20-22, Griffith's Gnat #18-22, Adams #18-22

Nymphs:: Poison Tung #18-20, JuJu Midge #20-22, Guides Choice Hare's Ear #14-18, Mayhem #18-20, Rainbow warrior #18-22, Two Bit Hooker #16-18, Foam Wing RS2 #18-22, Sparkle Wing RS2 #18-22, Otter Eggs

Streamers:: Thin Mint #8-12, North Platte Spiders, Mini Dungeons, Sparkle Minnow #8

To Book your Guided Trip please contact the shop at (970)498-8968. Come Fly Fish Rocky Mountain National Park!

This report was written by St. Peter's Fly Shop: http://www.stpetes.com
970-498-8968

Fly Shop Directory

Website: https://elkhornflyrodandreel.com
Phone Number: (970) 227-4707
Address: 3121 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO 80537
Website: http://www.estesangler.com
Phone Number: 970-586-2110
Address: PO Box 1703, 338 W. Riverside Dr., Estes Park, CO 80517
Website: http://www.estesparkmountainshop.com
Phone Number: 970-586-6548
Address: 2050 Big Thompson Ave, PO Box 4079, Estes Park, CO 80517
Website: http://frontrangeanglers.com
Phone Number: 303-494-1375
Address: 629B S. Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305
Website: http://www.kirksflyshop.com
Phone Number: (970) 577-0790
Address: 230 East Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Website: http://www.rockymtanglers.com
Phone Number: 303-447-2400
Address: 1904 Araphoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Website: http://www.sasquatchflyfishing.com/
Phone Number: 970-5863341x1153
Address: 2515 Tunnel Road Estes Park, CO 80511
Website: http://www.stpetes.com
Phone Number: 970-498-8968
Address: 202 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Website: http://troutsflyfishing.com
Phone Number: 303-733-1434
Address: 1303 E. 6TH Ave, Denver, CO 80218