Hello hot summer! It took a minute to get here but now that it's here we have tons of water being drawn off of the mountains. The high rivers can look blown out to people but this means that those trout push towards the banks where the water is the softest. Trout can be found feeding in slower currents and lines, deeper pockets and along the cut banks as well but this is when the bigger trout will hold in small water. Water temperatures are still rising to comfortable levels for active fish and they are getting closer on the daily. Fish bigger Prince nymphs both weighted and unweighted, Theo's Sparkalids, Worms, and big bugs like stoneflies, terrestrials, caddis and blue wing olives and even some PMD's. So it's a good idea to start carrying and PMD's if this warm trend continues, E/C caddis, 2 Bit Stones, 20 Inchers, DB Stones, Mother's Day caddis and some Chubby Chernobyls.
We are going to start noticing a huge influx in hatch activity considering that consistent warm weather is right in front of us so be ready with nymphs, dries, streamers, and your terrestrials. The time is now.
Nymphs: Bead Head Princes #10-14, Midges, Pocketwater Baetis #18-22, Girdle Bug #12-16, Two-bit Stone #12-16, Caddis Poopah #18-22, Kryptonite Caddis #18-22
Streamers: Sparkle Minnow, Platte River Spider, Thin Mint, Rubber Bugger, Mini Sex Dungeons
Dries: Ext. Body BWO #18-22, Para BWO #18-22, Parachute Adams #16-22, Adams #16-22, Mole Fly #18-22, CDC Biot Dun #18-22, Cripple PMD #16-22, Sparkle Flag BWO #18-22
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