Boulder River

August 20, 2017

Fishing Conditions

August 20, 2017

 The boulder is low, clear, and the fish are spooky. The nicer fish have pushed to the banks. Working a small purple haze up against the soft edges will pick up a few of these fish. The Spruce Moths have started to thin out but you can still pick a few fish up with them a smaller tan caddis is a better fly at the moment though. The hopper/terrestrial fishing is finally getting good. The middle section of the river down to Big Timber has been the best for hopper fishing. Usually San Jaun worms are best around run-off but the river got a good bump from the storms earlier this week. Try dropping one under your hopper.  The rock snot starts to get thick at this time of year down in the town section so watch your step, it can be slippery.  

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Elk Hair Caddis: 12-14-16-18, Goddard Caddis: 12-14-16-18, Hemmingway Caddis: 12-14-126-18, Hi-Vis Parachute PMD: 16-18, Brook Sprout PMD: 16-18, Harrop's CDC Para Sulphur: 16-18-20, Chubby: 8-10-12-14, Morrish Hopper: 6-8-10-12-14, Triple Decker: 8-10-12-14, Morpho Flying Ant: 15-17, Hamburgler: 12-16, Chubby Flesh Ant: 8-10-12

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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