Boulder River

March 29, 2020

Fishing Conditions

March 29, 2020

 Lots of shelf ice melted away over the last week. The color and clarity are doing ok. The mountains aren't releasing their snowpack yet. Most of the fishing action is still on mainly nymphs. Mayflies and midge nymphs are definitely a must but don't forget to run a worm pattern or two. This river is still super cold. It runs at a much lower water temperature than rivers over our way. Do not expect spring bugs or hot fish out this way for another month or two.  


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Renegade: 16-18-20, Purple haze: 12-18, Griffiths gnat: 18-20, Adams parawulff: 16-18, Matts Midge: 18-20, Adult Midge Dark: 18-22, Para Midge: 18-20

Nymphs| Copper John Yellow, Blue, Red, Lime: 12-14-16 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Silver: 14-16-18 Purple Berger: 14-16, Tungsten G6 Olive: 14-16 Dirty Bird Olive: 14-16 Starling Darling: 16 Petrified Pupa: 16 San Juan: 10-14, Olive Spanker: 16-20, Pats rubber legs: brown, black, coffee: 8-10

Streamers| Black RL Krystal Bugger: 6-8 Hairy Sculpin Dk Olive, Brown: 2-4 CH Bow River Bugger Black, Brown: 2-4-6 Stinger Sculpin Tan, Olive: 4 Silvey's Sculpin Black, Olive, Tan: 2 Flash Fry Whitefish: 2


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