Williams Fork River

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  1. Parachute PMD  

  2. RS-2  

  3. Foam Back Emerger  

  4. PMD  

  5. Elk Hair Caddis  

  6. San Juan Worm  

  7. Pat's Rubberlegs  

  8. Juju Baetis  

  9. Pheasant Tail  

  10. Supa Pupa  

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Aug 09 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced

Flows have held steady at near ideal levels for the last several days and the fishing has been great! Trout here are fairly selective and skittish so youll want to walk with a light foot and do your best to sight fish. Additionally, proper line management and clean casts will turn the odds in your favor. This week is forecast to be an improvement from the last with stable air pressure and comparatively mild temps. That said, air pressure will remain at lower than ideal levels most of the week. As a result, trout will favor the deeper runs and pools and hold idle for much of the day. When nymphing, lead with something a little bigger like a Pats, Iron Sally or searcher pattern like a Pheasant Tail or Copper John followed by one or more smaller imitative midge, baetis or caddis patterns. In the early hours, focus on the banks and outer seams, but as the day goes on, look to fish the deeper runs, pools, pockets and riffles. Hatch activity has been strong as well and could easily make the difference between a good and great day. If you see trout actively rising don't hesitate to rig up a double or single dry fly rig or hopper dropper. Caddis, PMDs, terrestrials and yellow sallies are all fair game.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, Saturday & Sunday

Go to flies:

Sub-surface - RS2's (#20-22), JuJu baetis (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Black Beauties (#20-22), Top Secret (#22-24), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Foam Wing Emerger (#20-22), Electric Caddis (#16-18), Super Pupa (#16-18), Frenchie (#16-20), Guide's Choice Hare's Ear (#16-20), Psycho Prince Nymph (#18-20), Pheasant Tails (#18-20), Copper John (#16-18), Pat's Rubber Legs (#12-14), San Juan Worm (#10-12)

Surface - Parachute Adams (#20 - #22), Griffiths Gnat (#24 - 26), Elk Hair Caddis (#16 - 18), Resting Caddis (#16-18), X2 Caddis (#16-18), Amy's Ant (#10), Yellow Sally (#10-12), Chubby Sally (#10-12), PMD Thorax Dun (#18-22), Parachute PMD (#18)



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

Aug 01 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced

Flows on the Williams Fork have been fairly volatile over the last few days. As a result, the fishing has been hit or miss. In general, when flows drop trout are will normalize to their new flow in a quicker manner. However, when they increase, it will take at least a couple days. Regardless, flows are at a comfortable level for this time of year. Low pressure on the front end of the week will leave trout holding fairly idle and feeding selectively. Fish deep and along the banks in the early hours, but hit the faster riffles and runs in the late morning and afternoon. Dry fly action has been great with caddis, yellow sallies and PMDs making an appearance. We're also seeing midges and BWOs sporadically throughout the day. If you see trout actively rising don't hesitate to rig up a double or single dry fly rig. Hopper droppers have been great as well. If you go this route, rig up an Amy's Ant, Chubby Chernobyl or Hippie stomper followed by one or more smaller midge, baetis, stonefly or caddis patterns and hit the banks and outer seams. Nymphing continues to be the most productive mode of fishing, however. Lead with a Pat's or leech followed by one or more imitative patterns and hit the deeper runs, pools and pockets.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday through Wednesday & Friday

Go to flies:

Sub-surface - RS2's (#20-22), JuJu baetis (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Black Beauties (#20-22), Top Secret (#22-24), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Foam Wing Emerger (#20-22), Electric Caddis (#16-18), Super Pupa (#16-18), Frenchie (#16-20), Guide's Choice Hare's Ear (#16-20), Psycho Prince Nymph (#18-20), Pheasant Tails (#18-20), Copper John (#16-18), Pat's Rubber Legs (#12-14), San Juan Worm (#10-12)

Surface - Parachute Adams (#20 - #22), Griffiths Gnat (#24 - 26), Elk Hair Caddis (#16 - 18), Resting Caddis (#16-18), X2 Caddis (#16-18), Amy's Ant (#10), Yellow Sally (#10-12), Chubby Sally (#10-12), PMD Thorax Dun (#18-22), Parachute PMD (#18)



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

Jul 30 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Excellent

14 Day Forecast:Look for sporadic hatches of midges.

Tips and Other Information:Flows are a fuzz high on the Williams Fork, but still very fishable. Williams Fork Reservoir is 100 percent full, so look for Denver Water to match incoming flows. Anglers are catching mostly browns, with the occasionally rainbow. Its hard to go wrong with a San Juan Worm, trailed by a Buckskin or Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail right now. A Sparkle Wing RS 2 is another great fly. For dry flies, a Mathews Sparkle Dun (PMD) or Elk Hair Caddis is a good choice. Dry and droppers are never a bad idea in the skinny riffles where trout are feeding voraciously on PMD nymphs or caddis larvae. The mosquitoes are really bad, so plan accordingly

Effective Patterns: #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #18-20 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #14 earthworm brown San Juan Worm, #8-10 Pats Rubber Legs, 16-18 Mercury Caddis, #18 Buckskin, #20-22 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #16 Barrs PMD Emerger, #16 Trigger Nymph, #18-20 Jujubaetis, #16 Sparkle Dun, #14 Yellow Stimulator, #16 Parachute PMD, and #14 Elk Hair Caddis.

This report was written by The Blue Quill Angler: http://www.bluequillangler.com
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Jul 26 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced

Flows on the Williams Fork nearly doubled at the end of last week. As a result, water clarity has worsened, but should improve in the coming days. Trout are no longer confined to the banks and deeper pools so cover a lot of water and don't be afraid to hit the faster riffles and runs. Dry fly action has been and will continue to be great with caddis, yellow sallies and PMDs making an appearance. We're also seeing midges and BWOs sporadically throughout the day. If you see trout actively rising don't hesitate to rig up a double or single dry fly rig. Hopper droppers have been great as well. If you go this route, rig up an Amy's Ant, Chubby Chernobyl or Hippie stomper followed by one or more smaller midge, baetis, stonefly or caddis patterns and hit the banks and outer seams. Nymphing continues to be the most productive mode of fishing, however. Lead with a Pat's or leech followed by one or more imitative patterns and hit the deeper runs, pools and pockets.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday through Wednesday & Friday

Go to flies:

Sub-surface - RS2's (#20-22), JuJu baetis (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Black Beauties (#20-22), Top Secret (#22-24), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Foam Wing Emerger (#20-22), Electric Caddis (#16-18), Super Pupa (#16-18), Frenchie (#16-20), Guide's Choice Hare's Ear (#16-20), Psycho Prince Nymph (#18-20), Pheasant Tails (#18-20), Copper John (#16-18), Pat's Rubber Legs (#12-14), San Juan Worm (#10-12)

Surface - Parachute Adams (#20 - #22), Griffiths Gnat (#24 - 26), Elk Hair Caddis (#16 - 18), Resting Caddis (#16-18), X2 Caddis (#16-18), Amy's Ant (#10), Yellow Sally (#10-12), Chubby Sally (#10-12), PMD Thorax Dun (#18-22), Parachute PMD (#18)



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

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