Dolores River

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  1. Copper John  

  2. Prince Nymph  

  3. Pat's Rubberlegs  

  4. Woolly Bugger  

  5. Meat Whistle  

  6. Parachute Adams  

  7. Chubby Chernoble  

  8. Sculpzilla  

  9. Hare's Ear  

  10. Pheasant Tail  

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Jun 17 Telluride Angler

Dolores (125cfs below Rico, 300 cfs at Dolores) The Dolores is a river that looks just perfect. These are ideal water flows for every fly fishing technique. We'll need rain in July and August, but you couldn't dream up a prettier river for the time being. Aquatic insects of all kinds hatch in profusion: caddis, golden stones, yellow sally stones, callibaetis mayflies and the everpresent midges. Rising fish will soon become selective on the mayflies, but for now there is such a broad menu that they will take almost anything in your box, dry or wet. X patterns, small Bugmeisters, Chubby Chernobyls, Wulffs and every variety of Adams will take fish on top. Nymph with soft hackles, Copper Johns, stonefly nymphs size #12-#18 and all of your favorite general imitators. Cover ground because fish seem to be wadded up on their favorite lies.

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Jun 14 Duranglers

The upper D is dropping and will be fishing pretty great in about a week. Dry Droppers are your friend at this time of year.

Patterns/Bugs:
Nymphs: Prince nymphs 10-16, Copper Johns 12-18, Hares Ear, Pats Rubberlegs, Pheasant Tails, Guides Choice Hairs Ear 12-16.
Streamers: Buggers, Natural Mini Sculpins, Meat Whistle, Sculpinator, Heisenberg
Dries: 10-14 Yellow Stimulator, 12-16 Elk Hair Caddis, 8-14 Chubbies.

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Jun 04 Duranglers

The upper D is high with runoff but will be coming down soon. Big nymphs and streamers on the edges may be your best bet.

Patterns/Bugs:
Nymphs: Prince nymphs 10-16, Copper Johns 12-18, Hares Ear, Pats Rubberlegs, Pheasant Tails.
Streamers: Buggers, Natural Mini Sculpins, Meat Whistle, Sculpinator, Heisenberg

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Jun 04 Duranglers

Flows have been dropped and fish will be SPOOKY. Small bugs with fish in likely holes.
A streamer may find you a few fish.
Please be aware that this is some dangerously low flows for summer on the lower D for trout. It might be a good time to fish elsewhere.

Patterns/Bugs:
Nymphs: Silver Bead Rainbow Warrior 16-22, Killer May 18-24, Juans Sniper Baeits 20-24, Disco Midge 18-22, RS-2s 18-22, Tavs Big Mac Pupa Grey and Black, RS-2 20-24.
Dries: Parachute Adams 20-24, Griffith Gnat 20-24.

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(970) 385-4081

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