Boulder River

June 21, 2021

Fishing Conditions

June 21, 2021

If you head this way, try fishing above McCloud as flows will be more favorable up that way.  Yellow sallies, caddis, pmds, and stimulators should do the trick on the surface.  If you feel like chancing it you could try a hopper, the Boulder is surrounded by ranch land and with the warm temps the hopper bite could start early.  If nothing is happening on the surface try some soft hackle mayflies.  As always be careful out this way, even though flows are dropping the river is still a little high dow low.      


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Purple haze: 12-18, Adams parawulff: 16-18, Chubby Chernobyl; 8-16, Hippie Stomper; 12-16, Yeagers 409; 12-16, Stimulators; 12-16, Brook Sprout BWO; 16-20, Thorax BWO; 16-20, Ext. Body BWO; 16-20, C-UM Spinner BWO; 16-20,

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, BLM Green; 18, Batwing Emerger; 18-20

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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