Boulder River

August 20, 2018

Fishing Conditions

August 20, 2018

The boulder is low and clear now. Hoppers, ants, beetles, pmx's, purple haze, humpies, and other general smaller attractors are killer flies. During the heat of the day the fish are reluctant to look into the bright sun, but a dropper nymph is a quick fix to this problem. Running a silver lightning bug or silver spanker will get the job done. Anything in the smaller PMD style nymphs are great options on the boulder at the moment. Be on the lookout for rising fish in the softer water. These fish will be keyed in on smaller mayflies. PMD's, Tricos, and Psuedos are all bugs that you may see. A smaller purple haze is a great general imitation for these mayflies. In the evenings, there have been a few caddis around and the fish will eat these imitations worked tightly to the bank. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Renegade: 16-18-20, purple haze: 12-18, Humpy (red): 12-14, Chubby chernobyl: 8-14, Morrish hopper: 8-12, Baby boy hopper: 12-16, Cow killer ant: 14-16, Hamburgler: 12-16, glimmer ant: 12-16, CFO ant: 12-16, Sulphur parachute: 14-18, Trico spinner: 18-22, Adams parawulff: 16-18

Nymphs| 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,
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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