Yampa River

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  2. Parachute BWO  

  3. BWO  

  4. San Juan Worm  

  5. Pat's Rubberlegs  

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Jun 08 Rocky Mountain Anglers
Rating: 3/5

The Yampa is now getting into full run off making finding fish a little tougher and causing the water to become off-color. Certain areas of the river such as the tailwater below Stagecoach aren't to high and can be productive for a day of fishing. Flows in this part are sitting around 80 cfs so still very fishable. Nymphing will likely be the most productive in this area at the moment, try to fish size 14-16 tungsten nymphs up top such as pheasant tails, frenchies, poison, two bit hooker and dropping off smaller midges or bwo imitations. As for the Yampa through Steamboat it is raging and has poor visibility. Focus on fishing deeper rigs near the banks and in softer water. Nymphing with flies such as stones, san juan/squirmy worms, caddis, bwo, and midges can produce fish but this section could prove to be tough at this time. Don't be afraid to try and throw some streamers gain some bigger fishes attention as well.

Griffith's Gnat #18-20
CDC Biot Comparadun Trico #18-22
Foam terrestrials #8-16
Chubby Chernobyl #10-14
Para Extended Body PMD #14-18
Traditional PMD #14-18
Quigley's Hackle Stacker PMD #14-18
BDE PMD #14-18
Missing Link Caddis #14-16
Elk Hair Caddis #14-16 Two Bit Hooker (red) #14-18
Frenchie #14-18
Drowned Trico #18-22
Girdle Bug #12
San Juan Worm
Ray Charles #16-20
Pheasant Tail #16-20
Tungstone #16-18
Rainbow Warrior #16-20
Magnymphico #18-20
BH Barr's Emerger PMD #16-20
Splitfoam PMD #18-22
Black Beauty #18-20
Disco Midge #18-20
Zebra Midge #18-20
Bling Midge #18-20
RS2 #18-20
Juju PMD#18-22
Jujube #18-22. Clawdad #4
Superflash Zonker #8
Bottom's Up #6
Monkey Butt #4
Sculpzilla #8
Articluated Sparkle Minnow #4
Olive Danny Boy #4

This report was written by Rocky Mountain Anglers: http://www.rockymtanglers.com

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