Williams Fork River

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Feb 16 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

This week is forecast to be a bit of a challenge with sub-freezing air temps and elevated air pressure. Trout will be in conservation mode for the most part, but will be willing to feed late in the morning and in the afternoons. Dont expect much in the way of movement so sight fish when possible and get your flies deep. The small and simple nymph rig will garner the best results this week. We recommend leading with a flashy pattern like a Rainbow Warrior followed by one of more smaller midge patterns in the neutral/imitative color variety. Mercury Midges, Zebra Midges, Money Midges and Top Secrets are a few of our favorites right now. In the early hours, you will want to focus on the banks and outer seams. As the day progresses, focus your attention to the deeper runs and pools.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, Saturday & Saturday

Go to flies:

Surface - Parachute Adams (#20-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24)

Subsurface - Frenchie (#16-20), Guide's Choice Hare's Ear (#16-20), Psycho Prince Nymph (#18-20), Pheasant Tails (#18-20), Copper John (#16-18), 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/

Feb 09 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

Steady Eddy on the Williams Fork. Flows have held at roughly 70 cfs and winter weather remains. Fish here are comparatively selective, but can be fooled given the right approach. Small and simple is the name of the game. When nymphing, you are going to want to lead with small and flashy patterns like a Rainbow Warrior followed by one or more smaller imitative midge patterns like a Black Beauty, Zebra Midge, Mercury Midge or Blood Midge. In the early hours, hit the slack water and outer seams with a lighter set-up. As the day goes on and water temps rise, hit the slow runs and deep pools. Water clarity is great so do your best to sight fish. Given how skittish these trout are, you are going to want to keep a low profile when walking through or near the water. Light tippet (6x) and yarn indicators will also work in your favor. Once youve sighted your fish, go with short and clean casts doing your best not to slap the water.

Ideal Days to Fish: Thursday through Saturday

Go to flies:

Surface - Parachute Adams (#20-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24)

Subsurface - Frenchie (#16-20), Guide's Choice Hare's Ear (#16-20), Psycho Prince Nymph (#18-20), Pheasant Tails (#18-20), Copper John (#16-18), 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/

Feb 04 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

Fishing on the Williams Fork has been fairly consistent over the last several weeks with sustained flows and cold weather. While weve had some productive days it has been somewhat hit or miss and a bit of a challenge. Trout here are particularly selective and very skittish. As such, you will need a clean presentation and a little stealth. Walk with caution when approaching the banks and do your best to sight fish. At this flow, the water is very clear and you should be able to spot holding trout. Target the slack water near the banks as well as the outer seams in the morning and as the day progresses look to fish the deeper runs, pools and pockets. The heavy nymph rig continues to be the most productive mode of fishing. We like to lead with a Copper John, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear or Pats Rubber Legs, followed by one or more smaller midge patterns like a Mercury Midge, Top Secret or Black Beauty. Hatch activity has been consistent on warmer days so be prepared to fish some dries. In this case we like anything in the Parachute (Adams or BWO) followed by a Griffiths Gnat or an emerger pattern. If you are feeling ambitious, try your luck at small streamers, but only do so under cloudy conditions and wait for ambient/water temps to warm up.

Ideal Days to Fish: Thursday through Sunday

Go to flies:

Surface - Parachute Adams (#20-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24)

Subsurface - Frenchie (#16-20), Guide's Choice Hare's Ear (#16-20), Psycho Prince Nymph (#18-20), Pheasant Tails (#18-20), Copper John (#16-18), 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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