Boulder River

April 17, 2017

Fishing Conditions

April 17, 2017

This river had a very minimal rise from the wet weather and would be worth making a trip this way. With such a small change in the flow the color should be very good. Since this is a smaller river you really need to keep an eye out for redds and avoid walking through a spawning bed. It's is time to be fishing baetis nymphs. Match these with your little midge nymphs. If you are in a deeper hole put a beaded stonefly on to keep your smaller bug down near the bottom.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries; Para Midge: 18-20-22, Matt's Midge: 20-22-24, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Brooks Sprout: 20-22, Griffiths Gnat: 16-18-20, Midge Cluster: 16-18, Quigley's Custer: 16-20-24, CDC Emerger Pink: 16-18, RH Stepchild: 16-18-20, Military Mayfly: 16-18, Killer Mayfly Nymph Olive, Black: 16-18

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, Glint Nymphs: 14-16-18

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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