Back after attending the Fly Fishing show in Michigan and some friends up there. It has been very busy here over the past 10 days with very warm dry weather making the ski slopes icy. At the moment though there are vestiges of a large southern storm affecting our weather with some wind and a little snow. At the moment with the temperatures above 32 degrees it is falling as light rain but as night descends it may continue as snow. The forecast is for snow tomorrow and then clearing weather and find days for the rest of the week. With temperatures back in the mid to high 60's it will be lovely weather out on the river again.
So if you are coming up to ski, consider spending a day or so out on the river to rest legs which will be stressed by the icy slopes.
Current Flow: below the Dam 91cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)
The fishing over the week has been excellent with nice midge and bwo hatches. The storm blowing through over the weekend should be done by Monday and then it will be back to relatively clear skies and temperatures in the mid 60's. The water condition is excellent and one should expect excellent fishing over the coming week.
Recommended Flies:There is good fishing now on midges and BWO's.
The midges will come off during the day, particularly if it is sunny. So try WD-40's #20, red and black chironocones #20, brassies #18 - #22, midge larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22, black polywings #18 - #22 and garcia's rojo midges # 18 - #22.
Current Flow: near Emma - 307cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
Some more excellent fishing during the week with some floating from Carbondale down. Good results from nymphing with 20 inchers and baetis nymphs or attractor patterns such as princes and hare's ears.
Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing using eggs, worms, midge larvae and emergers, stonefly and baetis nymphs.
The water conditions on the Colorado are excellent at the moment with excellent clarity and BWO hatches coming off on the relatively warmer days. The low water has made wading access excellent.
Recommended Flies: Stonefly nymphs, rubberleg patterns, with midges, eggs, worms and small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.