Williams Fork River

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  1. Juju Baetis  

  2. Top Secret Midge  

  3. Black Beauty  

  4. Prince Nymph  

  5. Mercury Midge  

  6. Psycho Prince  

  7. Foam Back Emerger  

  8. RS-2  

  9. Griffith's Gnat  

  10. Parachute Adams  

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Jun 16 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

Flows on the Fork continue to rise. As such, trout have been more prone to spread out and feed at various depths of the water. This can work to your advantage, but also complicate things. Higher flows leave more holding places for trout and makes those fishy holes less pronounced or obvious. Do you best to sight fish and be persistent as there will be fewer fish per hole. Youre also going to want to cover a lot of water and dont get hung up on stubborn fish. Water clarity is slightly off colored, but should improve pending further dam releases. The heavy nymph rig with bigger bugs and a little flash will go a long way. Start by fishing the deep pools and runs. As the day progresses trout will spread out and feed closer to the surface. The Pats Rubber Legs has been our MVP lead fly, but weve also seen results on leeches and worms. Follow any of the aforementioned lead flies with one or two smaller midge, baetis or caddis pupa/larva patterns. Hatch activity has been strong, but hit or miss on dry fly action. Trout tend to feed on surface flies during rain storms so if youre into fishing dries, hit the water early this week. We like to lead with bigger stimulator flies followed by smaller imitative patterns like a Parachute Adams, Griffiths Gnat or Elk Hair Caddis.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday & Tuesday

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/

Jun 09 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

Flows on the Fork have risen substantially in the last several days and sit well above historical averages for this time of year. Water clarity is slightly off color. However, it should improve this week pending further increases in flow. Trout are holding predominantly in the slower water near the banks and pockets. The heavy nymph rig with a little flash will be the most effective mode of fishing. Go with bigger attractor flies at the lead followed by smaller midge, baetis or caddis pupa patterns. Hatch activity has been consistent in previous weeks, but trout are feeding predominantly on subsurface flies. However, if you see trout feeding actively on the surface dont hesitate to try your luck at some dry flies. Small streamers have been productive as well, but are very hit or miss.

Ideal Days to Fish: Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

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/

Jun 06 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

After several weeks of sustained water levels, flows on the Fork nearly doubled over the course of 24 hours. While it is unclear whether or not this is temporary, you can expect slightly off colored water for a brief period of time. However, it should clear up in the next day or so pending any further increases in flows. In the early hours youre going to want to focus on the heavy nymph rigs. Target the deeper runs, pools and pockets ensuring plenty of weight. This time of year, youll need bigger bugs. We like to lead with stoneflies, leeches, worms and eggs. Trail any of the aforementioned point flies with a smaller midge, baetis or caddis pupa pattern. As the day progresses and water/air temps rise, hatch activity will start to materialize. As such, lighten the load and focus on emerger patterns. Otherwise, the dry fly fishing has been great, particularly on warm and cloudy days. These trout can be finicky, however, so youre going to have to do your best to match the hatch. Focus on areas with cover as trout will be more inclined to take an easy meal. Midges are coming off consistently throughout the day. While caddis and BWOs are hatching in the afternoons.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday through Thursday

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/

Jun 02 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

Not a whole lot new to report on the Fork, but the fishing continues to be above average. Flows are within historical norms and the trout are feeding consistently throughout the day. In the early hours youre going to want to focus on the heavy nymph rigs. Target the deeper runs, pools and pockets ensuring plenty of weight. This time of year, youll need bigger bugs. We like to lead with stoneflies, leeches, worms and eggs. Trail any of the aforementioned point flies with a smaller midge, baetis or caddis pupa pattern. As the day progresses and water/air temps rise, hatch activity will start to materialize. As such, lighten the load and focus on emerger patterns. Otherwise, the dry fly fishing has been great, particularly on warm and cloudy days. These trout can be finicky, however, so youre going to have to do your best to match the hatch. Focus on areas with cover as trout will be more inclined to take an easy meal. Midges are coming off consistently throughout the day. While caddis and BWOs are hatching in the afternoons.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday through Thursday

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/

May 29 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Excellent

14 Day Forecast: Look for intermittent hatches of midges. Anglers should come prepared to match the spring midge as well as the smaller variety

Tips and Other Information: Flows are excellent considering the time of year. Anglers should prepare themselves for intermittent hatches of midges. Dead drifting tiny midge larvae and pupae in the slow, deep pools is your best bet right now. Egg-midge combos are one of the most effective strategies. Matts Midge, Parachute Adams, and Griffith Gnats are fooling a few fish on the surface during the height of the hatch. If you look for them, youll find a few rising fish in the slower pools and tailouts.

Effective Patterns: #20-22 Mercury Midge, #18 Egg Patterns, #20-22 Manhattan Midge, #20 Pale Olive Midge Larva, #22-24 Black Beauty, #22-24 Bling Midge, #22-24 Top Secret Midge, #22-24 Minute Midge, #22-24 Jujubee Midge, #22-24 Matts Midge, #22-24 Griffith Gnat, and #24-26 Parachute Adams.

This report was written by The Blue Quill Angler: http://www.bluequillangler.com
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May 28 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

Flows on the Fork have stabilized at roughly 70 cfs for the last several days. At this flow, trout are prone to spread out more than normal, but will stick close to the deeper water near cover when the skies are clear. The double and triple nymph rig has been the most effective. We suggest leading with a larger search pattern, small stonefly, caddis larva, worm or egg followed by one or two smaller midge or baetis flies. As far as smaller nymphs go, the Black Beauty, Mercury Midge, Jujubee Midge, and RS2 have been productive. That said, the caddis hatch is among us so make sure to have some caddis larva handy. Hatch activity has been strong throughout the day and trout have been rising to dry flies on warm and cloudy days. Stock up on Parachute Adams, Griffiths Gnats, and Elk Hair Caddis.

Ideal Days to Fish: Wednesday, Thursday & 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/

May 27 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

Flows on the Fork have stabilized at roughly 70 cfs for the last several days. At this flow, trout are prone to spread out more than normal, but will stick close to the deeper water near cover when the skies are clear. The double and triple nymph rig has been the most effective. We suggest leading with a larger search pattern, small stonefly, caddis larva, worm or egg followed by one or two smaller midge or baetis flies. As far as smaller nymphs go, the Black Beauty, Mercury Midge, Jujubee Midge, and RS2 have been productive. That said, the caddis hatch is among us so make sure to have some caddis larva handy. Hatch activity has been strong throughout the day and trout have been rising to dry flies on warm and cloudy days. Stock up on Parachute Adams, Griffiths Gnats, and Elk Hair Caddis.

Ideal Days to Fish: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Go to flies:

Surface - Parachute Adams (#20-24), Sparkle Dun (#20-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24) and Amy's Ant (#10).

Subsurface - Psycho Prince Nymph (#18-20), Pheasant Tails (#20-22), RS2's (#20-22), Black Beauties (#20-22), Top Secret Midges (#22-24), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Foam Wing Emerger (#22-24), Juju baetis (#20-22), Pat's Rubber Legs (#12-14), San Juan Worm (#10-14), Flossies (#10-14)



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

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