Colorado River
Lower (Below Dotsero)

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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. San Juan Worm  

  2. Pat's Rubberlegs  

  3. Leech  

  4. Pheasant Tail  

  5. Egg Pattern  

  6. Zebra Midge  

  7. Salmonfly  

  8. PMD  

  9. Squirmy Wormy  

  10. Micro Mayfly  

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Recent Guide Reports

Jun 24 Kirks Flyshop

The Colorado River is rising as runoff peaks. Flow is 3710 CFS

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Jun 18 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Poor

14 Day Forecast: The Colorado is experiencing spring run-off. Stonefly nymphs under the surface and squirmy worms as the water will be constantly stirred from the beginning of run-off

Tips and Other Information: The Colorado is experiencing spring run off and the water is off color. Anglers can still catch fish on the lower river with large stonefly patterns. Otherwise, use your standard fare of high water flies that will get down quickly.

Effective Patterns: #10 Pats Rubber Legs, Egg patterns, #14 San Juan Worm, Chamois Leeches, and other brightly colored patterns and flashy beachheads, MOPS and Squirmys fished in tandem or behind a MOP fly.

This report was written by The Blue Quill Angler:

Jun 09 Kirks Flyshop

The Colorado River is in the middle of the Salmon Fly hatch. Flow is 2390 CFS

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Jun 08 Rocky Mountain Anglers
Rating: 4/5

Runoff is hitting the Colorado hard as you could expect for this time of year. Due to this, larger attractor patterns such as yellow/chartreuse beads, squirmy's, and girdle bugs trailing a BWO nymph will pull fish especially with the darker colored water. As we continue through summer it's especially effective to walk the banks with a golden tungstone or girdle bug to pull some nicer browns. There are plenty of willows upstream of pump house so roll casting these bank sections or walking up far enough to the have a back cast are all great options. Streamer fishing the deeper runs with a gonga, dungeon, or goldie can also be a great way to hook up with a bigger fish this time of year. The most important fly through this section of river is the girdle bug so get creative and fish them on a short leash nymph rig and deep with plenty of split shot to produce more numbers throughout the day. Nymphs: Girdle bug #6-10, golden tungstone, frenchie, cdc p-tails, micro may, midges in the morning. Dries: Chubby Chernobyl, fat albert, extended body blue wing olive #16, Para adams #14-16,.

Hippie Stomper #14-#16
Chubby Chernobyl #4-12
Chubby Sally #12-10
Clown Shoe Sally #14-18
Extended Body BWO #16-#20
CDC BWO #16-#20
Better Foam Caddis Tan #14-18
Elk Hair Caddis Tan & Olive #14-18
Parachute Adams #18-22
Putterbaugh Caddis #14-18
X Caddis #12-18
Missing Link Caddis #12-18 Iron Sally #14-18
Two Bit Hooker Red #14-18
Tungsten Split Foam BWO
Tungsten Electric Caddis #14-18
Sparkle Pupa #14-18
Joca's BH Caddis CREAM & OLIVE #14-18
San Juan Worms (red
wine) #10-16
Squirmy Worms
Girdle Bugs #6-14
Tungsten Trout Teaser #10-6
Smethurst 20 Bomb #10-6
Rainbow Warriors
Leeches #10-12
Hares Ear #16-20
Tungsten 20 Incher #12-16
Copper Johns (RED) #14-20
BLM's #16-20
Lightning Bugs #14-18
Pheasant Tails #16-20
Barr Emergers #16-22
RS2's #16-22
Disco Midges #18-22
Zebra Midges #16-22
Juju PMD #18-20
Jujube #18-20 Dungeons
Vanilla Bugger #6-8
Coffee Sparkle Minnow #4-8
Superflash Zonker #4-8
Sculpzilla #4-8
Articulated Goldie #4

This report was written by Rocky Mountain Anglers:

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