Williams Fork River

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  1. RS-2  

  2. San Juan Worm  

  3. Prince Nymph  

  4. Juju Baetis  

  5. PMD  

  6. Parachute BWO  

  7. BWO  

  8. Parachute Adams  

  9. Elk Hair Caddis  

  10. Pheasant Tail  

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Aug 11 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

The Williams Fork is often overlooked by many anglers and this is particularly the case this time of year. Ideally, you are looking for flows to be around 250 to 300 cfs, but at this level the trout are still very active and spreading out. The dry dropper rig has been very productive when fished along the banks and outer seams. Lead with a stimulator fly like a Chubby Chernobyl or Amys Ant followed by at least 24 inches of tippet and one or more nymphs. Otherwise, nymphing will be the most productive mode of fishing. Start by fishing along the banks and as the day progresses add weight and move on the deeper runs, pools and pockets. If you are seeing hatch activity, make sure to include an emerger pattern in the mix like a Barrs Emerger, Chocolate Foam Back emerger or Foam Back RS2s. Expect to see midges hatching throughout most of the day and a BWO hatch starting at about 10 am and lasting until about 1 pm. While hatch activity has been strong, trout are more focused on emerger patterns.

Ideal Days to Fish: Tuesday & Sunday

Go to flies:

Surface - Parachute Adams (#20-24), Elk Hair Caddis (#16-18), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24) and Amy's Ant (#10).

Subsurface - Psycho Prince Nymph (#18-20), Pheasant Tails (#18-20), RS2's (#20-22), JuJu baetis (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Black Beauties (#20-22), Top Secret Midges (#22-24), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Foam Wing Emerger (#20-22), Pat's Rubber Legs (#12-14), Electric Caddis (#16-18), Super Pupa (#16-18), San Juan Worm, Flossies



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

Aug 07 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Excellent

14 Day Forecast: Look for flows in the 200-300 cfs range. Anglers should prepare themselves for hatches of PMDs, Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Red Quills, and Tricos.

Tips and Other Information: Flows are perfect on the Williams Fork. Fishing has been good for medium sized rainbows and browns. Anglers should prepare for hatches of Caddis, Yellow Sallies, PMD;s and Tricos. Its hard to go wrong right now with a Buckskin, Mercury Pheasant Tail, or Sparkle Wing RS 2. The mosquitoes are really bad right now, so plan accordingly with Bens Bug Repellent

Effective Patterns: #18 Mercury Pheasant Tail, #14 San Juan Worm, #18 Buckskin, #14-18 Bead Head Breadcrust, #20 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #16 Elk Hair Caddis, #14 Yellow Stimulator, #16 Red Quill, #20 Parachute Adams, and #16 PMD.

This report was written by The Blue Quill Angler: http://www.bluequillangler.com
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Aug 04 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

Fishing on the Fork can often be hit or miss and it largely comes down to flows. That said, at this flow trout are feeding heavily and are less selective when it comes to your flies. Hatch activity continues to improve and dry fly action has been great. Cloud cover and moisture this week should lead to a number of great hatches so be prepared to fish some dry flies. Were still seeing a few green drakes on the water, but that hatch is coming to an end. You are going to want to focus on stonefly, trico and micro caddis patterns. Yellow Sallies, Parachute Trico, Trico Spinner and Elk Hair Caddis patterns are all fair game. The dry dropper seems to be producing the most consistent results as it covers all fronts. Lead with comparatively bigger stimulator flies like an Amys Ant followed by one or more nymphs like a Pats Rubber Legs (brown/tan), Hares Ear, or Copper John. Focus on the banks and if you are having a hard time getting your nymphs down, dont hesitate to add some split shot to your droppers so long as your dry fly can support it. Otherwise, the heavy double/triple nymph rig will treat you well. Lead with bigger attractor patterns followed by one or two smaller imitative nymphs like a Zebra Midge, Mercury Midge or RS2.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, Friday through Sunday

Go to flies:

Surface - Parachute Adams (#20-24), Elk Hair Caddis (#16-18), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24) and Amy's Ant (#10).

Subsurface - Psycho Prince Nymph (#18-20), Pheasant Tails (#18-20), RS2's (#20-22), JuJu baetis (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Black Beauties (#20-22), Top Secret Midges (#22-24), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Foam Wing Emerger (#20-22), Pat's Rubber Legs (#12-14), Electric Caddis (#16-18), Super Pupa (#16-18), San Juan Worm, Flossies



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

Jul 29 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

Fishing on the Fork continues to improve as lower flows give the trout some much needed relief. At this flow, trout are prone to spread out into the deeper runs, pools and pockets. That said, you can expect to see a number of them holding along the banks sipping on dries. The heavy nymph rig or dry dropper continues to be our preferred mode of fishing. When nymphing, go with bigger lead flies in the stonefly or worm variety followed by one or two smaller midge, baetis or caddis patterns. In the early hours, target the banks and be careful as you approach the water so as to not spook them. As the day progresses, look for trout to move into the deeper runs and riffles. Small streamers have been productive, but with lower flows wed side against it. Dry fly fishing has been great, particularly on warm and cloudy days. The back half of the week will make for prime dry fly fishing. PMDs, yellow stoneflies and green drakes are making an appearance, but dont disregard the caddis. When fishing dries, target the banks and areas with cover as this is where trout will feed most heavily.

Ideal Days to Fish: Wednesday through Friday

Go to flies:

Surface - Parachute Adams (#20-24), Elk Hair Caddis (#16-18), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24) and Amy's Ant (#10).

Subsurface - Psycho Prince Nymph (#18-20), Pheasant Tails (#18-20), RS2's (#20-22), JuJu baetis (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Black Beauties (#20-22), Top Secret Midges (#22-24), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Foam Wing Emerger (#20-22), Pat's Rubber Legs (#12-14), Electric Caddis (#16-18), Super Pupa (#16-18), San Juan Worm, Flossies



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

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