Boulder River

December 5, 2018

Fishing Conditions

December 5, 2018

The boulder is low, clear, and cold. With cold weather in the forecast the softer water will start to ice over for winter. This is a tough time to be on the boulder. If you do head this way, try your freestone winter favorites. Ours here are worms, stone flies, and midges. Streamer fishing can be ok if you get a warm day but nymphing will definitley be your most consistent producer. There will be a few midges out on the calmer and warmer afternoons. The dry fly eats have been sporadic but if you do happen upon a few heads coming up a griffiths gnat or purple haze will get the job done. Expect Shelf ice and ice flow over this direction on cold days. It might be a few months before this river returns to proper fishing form. 

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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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