We trust that you had a safe Christmas. With 18" of snow over the last 7 days, we finally have accumulated a great snow base both for skiing and for the remainder of the winter for the snowpack. The snow is predicted to continue for a couple of days before it clears and the temperatures reach highs in the mid thirties into the weekend. This will make for relatively pleasant and comfortable fishing out on the river if you have a mind to do so. We have passed the shortest day now and our next report will be in 2015. So happy new year and safe travels.
With more snow and wintery conditions, dress for cold snowy weather. Take along something warm to take the edge off.
Recommended Flies:Use midges and eggs.
For mysis at the dam use Mike's Mysis. epoxy mysis, and BUV mysis.
The midges will come off during the day, particularly if it is sunny. So try Wilson's Reverse Candy Cane #20, red and black chironocones #20, nick's larva in miracle pink, olive, and purple back, brassies #18 - #22, midge larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22, rainbow warriors, black polywings #18 - #22 and bling midges # 18 - #22.
Current Flow: near Emma - 337cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
Though deep into wintery conditions, the Fork remains in excellent condition with minimal ice buildup and hence great access for wading.
Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Mostly eggs and attractor patterns now. The browns are on the redds so try streamers and eggs below them.
The Colorado is in great condition and should remain that way for now. Nymphing produces the best results. The fish are now responding to streamers and the browns are on the redds.
Recommended Flies: egg patterns as well as some of the patterns suggested above for the Fork.
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