Blue River
Below Dillon Dam

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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. Zebra Midge  

  2. WD-40  

  3. RS-2  

  4. Mysis Shrimp  

  5. Black Beauty  

  6. Mercury Midge  

  7. Juju Baetis  

  8. Tube Midge  

  9. Parachute Adams  

  10. Elk Hair Caddis  

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Recent Guide Reports

Feb 23 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Stable flows and consistent air/water temps have made for fairly predictable fishing in recent weeks. Trout here are generally very picky and stubborn when it comes to your flies. Day after day, these trout see every tailwater fly pattern imaginable and can spot a fake from a mile away. With this in mind, we like to keep it simple. Nymphing will undoubtedly be the most productive mode of fishing. However, you will likely see some midge hatches and the occasional risers, particularly in areas with cover like bridges. With high air pressure this week you are going to want to lead your nymph rigs with something flashy like a Rainbow Warrior, Mysis Shrimp, scud or red Copper John. Trail any of these patterns with one or more smaller midge patterns like a Tube Midge, Thread Midge or Black Beauty. If you are fishing in the morning, target the slack water near the banks ensuring you keep a low profile when you approach the water and cast. As the day goes on, shift your attention to the slow runs and deep pools ensuring plenty of weight. If youve never given sight fishing a shot, it doesnt get much easier than at the Blue. Do your best to locate holding trout and adjust fly depth accordingly.

Ideal Days: Monday, Saturday & Sunday

Go to flies:

Sub-Surface Flies: Tube Midge (#22-24),Money Midge (#22-24), Zebra Midges (#22-24), Black Beauties (#22-24), Top Secret Midges (#22-24), Mercury Midge (#22-24), WD 40's (#20-22), Sparkle Wing RS2's (#20-22), olive RS2s (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Sparkle Pupa (#16-18), Chocolate Foamback Emerger (#22-24), Mysis Shrimp, SJ Worms.

Surface Flies: Parachute Adams (#20-22), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24), Elk Hair Caddis (#16-18), Amy's Ant (#12-14).



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Feb 16 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

After a slight increase early last week, flows on the Blue have held steady at 100 cfs and remain above historical averages for this time of year. This bump in flows has improved the fishing so get out there while you can. That said, trout here are still very selective and skittish. Do your best to sight fish and to keep a low profile when moving about the water. If we havent drilled it into your brain by now, small and simple is the name of the game. Trout here see countless stock fly patterns and can spot a fake from a mile away. Stick with the Tube Midges, Thread Midges, Zebra Midges, Mercury Midges or Black Beauties for the best results. If you are not seeing results on these patterns, go with something a little brighter in color. Try leading with a Rainbow Warrior, Blood Midge, or red Copper John. In the early hours, you will want to focus on the banks and outer seams. As the day progresses, focus your attention to the deeper runs and pools.

Ideal Days: Monday Through Wednesday & Friday

Go to flies:

Sub-Surface Flies: Tube Midge (#22-24),Money Midge (#22-24), Zebra Midges (#22-24), Black Beauties (#22-24), Top Secret Midges (#22-24), Mercury Midge (#22-24), WD 40's (#20-22), Sparkle Wing RS2's (#20-22), olive RS2s (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Sparkle Pupa (#16-18), Chocolate Foamback Emerger (#22-24), Mysis Shrimp, SJ Worms.

Surface Flies: Parachute Adams (#20-22), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24), Elk Hair Caddis (#16-18), Amy's Ant (#12-14).



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Feb 09 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Flows on the Blue dropped slightly in the last few days, but are now closer to historical levels. Trout continue to podd up in the deeper runs and pools so choose your water carefully. Water clarity is great so do your best to sight fish. We generally are not casting unless we see fish. Small and flashy midge patterns will be the key this week with elevated air pressure. Rainbow Warriors, Blood Midges, Bling Midges and Mercury Midges will all produce. Trail any of the aforementioned lead flies with something in the neutral color spectrum like a Black Beauty, Tube Midge or Top Secret. In the early hours you will want to focus on the slack water near the banks and as the day goes on move out to the deeper water. These trout are especially skittish right now with lower flows so keep a low profile and stick with light (6X) tippet and yarn indicators. It will be cold this week so give it some time before you hit the water. Trout will be generally sluggish and unwilling to move far for your flies.

Ideal Days: Monday Through Wednesday & Friday

Go to flies:

Sub-Surface Flies: Tube Midge (#22-24),Money Midge (#22-24), Zebra Midges (#22-24), Black Beauties (#22-24), Top Secret Midges (#22-24), Mercury Midge (#22-24), WD 40's (#20-22), Sparkle Wing RS2's (#20-22), olive RS2s (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Sparkle Pupa (#16-18), Chocolate Foamback Emerger (#22-24), Mysis Shrimp, SJ Worms.

Surface Flies: Parachute Adams (#20-22), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24), Elk Hair Caddis (#16-18), Amy's Ant (#12-14).



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

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