Colorado Fly Fishing Forecast: Spring Run Off


This might be your last weekend to hit your favorite Colorado Freestone River before another round of run off begins.  Our recent cold snap that brought winter like conditions allowed time for our rivers to drop and clear over the last few days. Although the water temps also cooled down the fishing has remained solid and is getting better. Front Rangers take a peak at South Boulder Creek for some close to home fly fishing opportunities. For those who are willing to travel the Roaring Fork and Eagle River are both fishing well. Stoneflies, Caddis and Mayflies have been standard fare as well as streamer patterns. Focus on the soft seams and deeper pockets. parachute_adamsThe BWO’s have started to pop again and fish have been keyed in on them around 2 pm. A size 18-20 Parachute Adams should do the trick if you find a pod of steady risers. Otherwise Pat’s Rubber Leg trailed by a BWO emerger has been a hot set up all week on the Western Slope. Take advantage before the big run off begins. I have a feeling that warm temps are going to come quick and blow us off the river for a couple weeks.

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