Boulder River

November 28, 2017

Fishing Conditions

November 28, 2017

 The warmer weather has kept the river open and ice free. The lower winter flow it has will allow you to walk wade anywhere along the river. The flow will also make it easier to target where the fish are going to be holding. Look for runs and holes that are deep enough to go green and not be able to see the bottom. This is where the fish are going to spend the winter months. Most days will be dominated by midge patterns. Larva and emergers will fish the best but if conditions are right, with some clouds and not much wind, you may get a few fish to eat a dry fly. The adults are going to be tiny so you may want to fish a cluster. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Renegade: 16-18-20, Griffith's Gnat: 16-18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22

Nymphs| Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8 Mega Pheasant Tail: 6 Mega Prince: 4-6-8 Mr Rubberlegs Goldenstone: 6-8-10 Mr Rubberlegs Brown Stone: 6-8-10 Brown Stoner: 6-8 Copper John Yellow, Blue, Red, Lime: 12-14-16 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Silver: 14-16-18 Purple Berger: 14-16 Crystal PT Pearl, Rust: 14-16-18 Tungsten G6 Olive: 14-16 Dirty Bird Olive: 14-16 Starling Darling: 16 Petrified Pupa: 16 San Juan: 10-14, Wire Worm: 6

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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