Williams Fork River

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  1. Black Beauty  

  2. Juju Baetis  

  3. RS-2  

  4. Pheasant Tail  

  5. Baetis Nymph  

  6. Zebra Midge  

  7. Parachute BWO  

  8. BWO  

  9. San Juan Worm  

  10. Prince Nymph  

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Apr 17 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

The Williams Fork has been slow in recent weeks, but has since made a turn for the better. Flows saw a much needed increase in the last several days, which stirred up new bug life leading to more actively feeding trout. When nymphing, comparatively larger lead flies like the San Juan Worm or Pats Rubber Legs are doing the trick when trailed by one or two smaller midge or baetis patterns. In the early hours, go with a larger (#18-20) midge pattern like the Zebra Midge, Black Beauty or Top Secret and in the afternoon, downsize to a smaller (#22) baetis pattern like the RS2. Hatch activity has been strong on warm and cloudy days producing an abundance of midges and BWOs. If you find yourself immersed in a hatch, make sure to cast to actively rising trout and seek out areas with cover as trout will feed more heavily here.

Ideal Days to Fish: Wednesday (morning), Thursday & Saturday

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/

Apr 14 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

The Williams Fork has been slow in recent weeks, but has since had a turn for the better. Flows saw a much needed increase in the last several days having stirred up new bug life leading to actively feeding trout. When nymphing, comparatively bigger lead flies like the San Juan Worm or Pats Rubber Legs are doing the trick when trailed by one or two smaller midge or baetis patterns. In the early hours, go with slightly bigger (#18-20) midge patterns like the Zebra Midge, Black Beauty or Top Secret and in the afternoon, downsize to a smaller (#22-24) baetis pattern like the RS2. Hatch activity has been strong on warm and cloudy days producing an abundance of midges and BWOs. If you find yourself immersed in a hatch make sure to cast to actively rising trout and seek out areas with cover as trout will feed more heavily here.

Ideal Days to Fish: Wednesday (morning), Thursday & Saturday

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/

Apr 07 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

It is business as usual at the Williams Fork. Consistent flows and spring weather have made for some great days on the water. Productivity here is highly sensitive to hatch activity so expect warm and cloudy days to garner the best results. The trout are generally pretty selective and skittish so it is very important that you move about the water with a purpose and do your best not to spook them. Water clarity remains good and sight fishing is highly encouraged. The heavy nymph rig will be consistently productive. Lead with a larger search pattern (#16-18 Hares Ear) or stonefly (Pats Rubber Legs) followed by one or two midge or baetis patterns. Comparatively bigger midge patterns have been productive in the early hours while slightly smaller baetis patterns are doing the trick in the afternoon. As for dry flies, youll want to come equipped with some Parachute Adams, Griffiths Gnats, and BWO Sparkle Duns.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, Thursday & Sunday

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/

Apr 01 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 2/5

Fishing on the Fork can often be hit or miss. Weve found that productivity trends closely with air pressure. Stable air pressure, cloud cover and mild air temps are ideal for this finicky tailwater and produces the best results when hatch activity is at its peak. This week is forecast to be a bit of a mixed bag as air pressure is set to swing in either direction day to day. That being said, mild air temps and cloud cover throughout the week will signal some decent hatches and increased productivity. When nymphing, you are going to want to stick with small and simple patterns with plenty of weight, but be prepared for sporadic midge and BWO hatches throughout the day. Eggs and worms will make for great lead flies, but switch often if you are hunkered down in the same hole.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, Thursday (Afternoon) & 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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