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  2. Parachute Adams  

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  4. Foam Back Emerger  

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  6. Matt's Midge  

  7. Juju Baetis  

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  9. Medallion Midge  

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May 22 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Excellent

14 Day Forecast: Look for sporadic hatches of midges and a sporadic blue-winged olive or two. Flows are currently normal for this time of year.

Tips and Other Information: The Blue River in the town of Silverthorne is your best bet throughout the early spring months. Anglers should prepare themselves for sporadic hatches of midges and look for the occasional fish eating adults in the slower runs, deeper pools, and tailouts. Nymphing with midge larvae and pupae is your best bet right now, however. Dont rule out Mysis Shrimp, the trout are always looking for them. Target the transitional zones that funnel into the deeper runs and pools. Sight fishing is a must on the Blue River as the populations of trout are way down. Straight Creek is known to add some muddy water on warm days, so dont be surprised if the river gets off colored below the gauging station.

Effective Patterns: #18-20 Mysis Shrimp, #20-22 Medallion Midge, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #22-22 Black Beauty, #20-22 Red Larva, #20-22 Manhattan Midge, #20-24 Top Secret Midge, #20 JujuBaetis, #18-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #22-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #20-24 Griffith Gnat, #22-24 Matts Midge, #22-26 Parachute Adams.

This report was written by The Blue Quill Angler: http://www.bluequillangler.com
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