Big Thompson River

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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. San Juan Worm  

  2. RS-2  

  3. Pat's Rubberlegs  

  4. Pheasant Tail  

  5. Micro Mayfly  

  6. Poison Tung  

  7. Baetis Nymph  

  8. Woolly Bugger  

  9. Squirmy Wormy  

  10. Parachute Adams  

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Recent Guide Reports

Jun 26 Estes Angler

Big Thompson - RMNP
Updated 6/26/2022. The flows of the Big Thompson through the park are running cold and high. Currently Moraine Park flows are at 178cfs and will vary as snow melt and rain activity continue up in the higher elevations in the Park. Hopper patterns, Chubby Chernobyl dry dropper combos. Small wooly bugger/ streamer in black have also been doing well. Dry flies include Parachute Adams in cinnamon and brown colors, also try yellow sally dry flies as well

This report was written by Estes Angler: http://www.estesangler.com
970-586-2110

Jun 26 Estes Angler

Big Thompson - Canyon
Updated 6/26/2022. The flows on the Big Thompson River below Lakes Estes are now running 125cfs and seem to have leveled off at this rate for the last week. Fishing has been very good from the spillway on down into the canyon. Pats rubber legs sizes 12-14 in Blk/coffee, hot pink squirmy worm size 16 and RS2 size 18,20,22 in blk or gray have been working well. Small midges size 18,20,22 in blk and green also work well. Sow bugs and small pheasant tails have also produced good results.

This report was written by Estes Angler: http://www.estesangler.com
970-586-2110

Jun 19 Estes Angler

Big Thompson - RMNP
Updated 6/19/2022. The flows of the Big Thompson through the park are running cold and high 300cfs as we enter the peak of runoff. You will do well with a pink worm and pheasant tail. Terrestrial with droppers may work in river bends and slow deeper pools.

This report was written by Estes Angler: http://www.estesangler.com
970-586-2110

Jun 19 Estes Angler

Big Thompson - Canyon
Updated 6/19/2022. The flows on the Big Thompson below Lake Estes 230 CFS and will vary as we pass peak runoff. Fishing is good with Pats Rubberlegs, squirmmy worms, sparkle winged RS2 and foam head RS2 emerger patterns in sizes 18and 20. Tarnished Tungsten MicroMayfly, Radiation Baetis (size 16), blue Poison Tung (size 16) followed with Copper Ribbed RS2. Some dry fly action in the early afternoon.

This report was written by Estes Angler: http://www.estesangler.com
970-586-2110

Jun 09 Estes Angler

Big Thompson - RMNP
Updated 6/9/2022. The flows of the Big Thompson through the park are running cold and high as we enter the peak of runoff. You will do well with a pink worm and pheasant tail on the inside of the bends.

This report was written by Estes Angler: http://www.estesangler.com
970-586-2110

Jun 09 Estes Angler

Big Thompson - Canyon
Updated 6/9/2022. The flows on the Big Thompson below Lake Estes 270 CFS and will vary as we peak runoff. Fishing is good with Pats Rubberlegs, Tarnished Tungsten MicroMayfly, Radiation Baetis (size 16), blue Poison Tung (size 16) followed with Copper Ribbed RS2. Some dry fly action in the early afternoon.

This report was written by Estes Angler: http://www.estesangler.com
970-586-2110

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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
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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
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Phone Number: 303-733-1434
Address: 1303 E. 6TH Ave, Denver, CO 80218