Another beautiful week in the mountains. A little wind took many leaves off the trees but there are still a lot of colors to enjoy. The coming week promises more great weather with clear skies and temperatures reaching up into the 70's. Maybe next weekend it may change. We shall see. In the meantime enjoy great autumn weather and excellent fishing.
As the Pan continues to drop, the access gets easier. The fish are seeking the deeper water in the bright light or else you will find them in the shade. The hatches of pmd's, and BWO's remain strong with drakes very sporadic. The october caddis are about as well. The fishing is excellent. The weather for the coming week promises warm days until the weekend.
Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwos, and egg patterns.
For mysis at the dam use Mike's Mysis. epoxy mysis, and BDV 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.
In addition try dry patterns such as the z-wing real midge, black cdc midge and any similar dry black and gray patterns in sizes from #20 through to #26.
The fish are taking generic nymphs such as pheasant tails and caddis larva patterns. The BWO's are coming off as well. Try emerger patterns such as rs2's and WD-50's.
For BWO naturals use standard BWO's, parachute BWO's, parachute Adams, and Thorax patterns.
Current Flow: near Emma - 512cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The flows are settling back to 465cfs, as the dry weather persists, and the releases drop from Ruedi. The fishing conditions remain excellent and the weather looks ideal for the next week or so.
Try small baetis such as the FPA Sparkle Baetis, the FPA Thorax Emerger, and black pheasant tails have also worked well. For emergers, the rs2 in black or gray. Also the sparkle wing rs2.
For small flies, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos.
Also try yellow sallies as well as streamers.
Conditions are good.
Generally the way to go is nymphing with small baetis, the FPA sparkle baetis, sparkle rs2's and biot emergers.
For stonefly nymphs use the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher, rubberleg patterns such as Mike's BTB Coffee/Black and the Halloween Speckled Girdle Bug, with midges, worms and small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.
Try streamers as well.