San Miguel River

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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. Copper John  

  2. Midge Pupa  

  3. Zebra Midge  

  4. RS-2  

  5. Smoke Jumper Midge  

  6. Prince Nymph  

  7. San Juan Worm  

  8. Hare's Ear  

  9. Baetis Nymph  

  10. Parachute BWO  

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Jan 06 RIGS Fly Shop

Happening Now: Waters are down, cold and clear. As temps drop, ice can form making it difficult or impossible to fish. If you find open water, attractor nymphs like San Juan Worms and/or Red Copper John's will work well with small midge pupa as a dropper.

Most Productive: Light nymphing with midges both larva and pupa trailed off a San Juan Worm is my go to setup for this time of year.

Dec 30 Duranglers


Nymphs: Prince nymphs 10-18, Copper Johns 12-18, Hares Ear, Zebra Midge 18-20.
Baetis: Killer May 18-24, Juans Sniper Baeits 20-24, RS-2s 18-22. Dries: Barrs BWO Vis-A-Dun 18-22, Smoke Jumper Baetis 18-22.

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Dec 29 Telluride Angler

San Miguel The San Miguel is fishable through the town of Telluride and for a short distance flowing west on the Valley Floor. Fish activity is restricted to the warmest daylight hours when the most entrepid trout lift from the depths to pick off a few midges. You'll see them rising and falling in the water column. A clever angler might catch one on a small dry fly, but the highest percentage technique is to run a midge pupa under a modest dry fly to fish that are actively working.

This report was written by Telluride Angler:

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