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. Stimulator  

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Aug 20 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Excellent

14 Day Forecast: Anglers should prepare themselves for hatches of blue-winged olives, caddis, 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, blue-winged olives 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 make sure to take some 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
303-674-4700

Aug 19 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

Generally speaking, fishing on the Fork has been very productive and comparatively lower on the crowds. That said, flows continue to drop are now sitting well below ideal levels. Trout are podding up in the deeper runs, pools and pockets, but are feeding consistently along the banks and outer seams. The dry dropper has produced along the banks and in areas with cover. Lead with bigger caddis patterns, Amys Ants or Chubby Chernobyls followed by one or more smaller imitative nymphs like a Zebra Midge, RS2 or Jujubaetis. Otherwise, the heavy nymph rig will produce consistent results. Dry fly action has been great as there have been a variety of hatches throughout the day. Do your best to match the hatch, but give special attention to size and make sure to trail with an emerger pattern as trout are notorious for sipping slightly submerged flies during a hatch.

Ideal Days to Fish: Tuesday 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/

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
303-674-4700

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/

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