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      Blue River
      Flow: 514cfs below Dillon Dam
      Clarity: Excellent
      Water Temperature:Low 40’s
      Major Food Organisms:midges and baetis
      Hatches:midges, blue-winged olives, and sporadic caddis

      14 Day Forecast:
      Look for normal historic winter flows and fair-to-good fishing in the town of Silverthorne. Anglers can expect sporadic midge hatches both a.m. and p.m., with decent dry fly fishing in the slow pools and tailouts. Expect some sporadic blue-winged olives on overcast days.

      Tips and Other Information:
      The Blue River continues to fish good below Dillon Reservoir. Flows are perfect right now! Anglers have been catching an assortment of browns and rainbow between 10 and 17 inches. Productive nymphs include: #18 Laney’s Mysis, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #22 Mercury Black Beauties, #20 Mercury Brassies, #22 Mercury Blood Midges, #22 Mercury Pheasant Tails, #20 Pearl Jams, and #22 Perry Winkle. Target the slow deep pools, deep slots, and transition areas. If you really look for them, you’ll find a fair number of rising fish in the slow pools and tailouts. A Cannon’s Suspendor Midge or Cannon’s Snowshoe Cluster continues to fool fish on the surface. Fishing on the lower river is starting to pick up. Mercury midges and Sparkle Wings RS II’s have been effective.

      Effective Patterns: #20-22 Mercury Red Pheasant Tail, #8-10 Pat’s Rubber Legs, #22 WD 50, #20-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #22-24 Medallion Midges, #22-24 Top Secret Midge, #18 Mysis Shrimp, #16 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #14 Pink San Juan Worm, #16-18 Mercury Caddis, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20-22 Mercury Brassies, #22 Benton’s Shuckin Midge, #22 Jujubaetis, #20-22 Cannon’s Snowshoe Midge Cluster, and #20-24 Parachute Adams.

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      Spinney Mtn Ranch
      Flow: 80cfs
      Clarity: Excellent
      Water Temperature: Mid to High 30’s
      Major Food Organisms: Midges, Baetis, and caddis larva
      Hatches: Midges, Blue-winged olives, caddis

      14 Day Forecast: Look for low flows between 45 and 100 cfs. Anglers can expect to see midges, blue-winged olives, and caddis in the weeks to come.

      Tips and Other Information: Flows are low and fishing is very technical. Fish the deeper runs, pools, and oxbows with long leaders and fine tippets. If you target the right water, you’ll catch some nice resident fish. Effective patterns have been #18 Buckskins, #20 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tails, #20 Flashback RS II’s, and #20 Barr’s Emerger (BWO). Look for good hatches of midges and sporadic hatches of blue-winged olives. Overcast days will produce the optimum dry fly fishing.

      Effective Patterns: #18-22 Mercury Blood Midge, #20-22 Mercury Flashback RS II, #22 Mercury Flashback Black Beauty, #20-22 Medallion Midge, #18-22 Red Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #20 Buckskin, #20-22 Top Secret Midge, #20-22 Rojo Midge (red), #20-22 Mercury Baetis, #18-22 Bead Head Barr’s Emerger, #20-22 Churchill’s Sparkle Wing RS II, #18-20 Jujubaetis, #20 olive Juju Midge, #20-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #16 Nuclear Egg, #20-26 Parachute Adams, and #24 Hi-Vis Baetis.Buy these flies online
514cfs below Dillon Dam Excellent Low 40’smidges and baetismidges, blue-winged olives, and sporadic caddisLook for normal historic winter flows and fair-to-good fishing in the town of Silverthorne. Anglers can expect sporadic midge hatches both a.m. and p.m., with decent dry fly fishing in the slow pools and tailouts. Expect some sporadic blue-winged olives on overcast days.The Blue River continues to fish good below Dillon Reservoir. Flows are perfect right now! Anglers have been catching an assortment of browns and rainbow between 10 and 17 inches. Productive nymphs include: #18 Laney’s Mysis, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #22 Mercury Black Beauties, #20 Mercury Brassies, #22 Mercury Blood Midges, #22 Mercury Pheasant Tails, #20 Pearl Jams, and #22 Perry Winkle. Target the slow deep pools, deep slots, and transition areas. If you really look for them, you’ll find a fair number of rising fish in the slow pools and tailouts. A Cannon’s Suspendor Midge or Cannon’s Snowshoe Cluster continues to fool fish on the surface. Fishing on the lower river is starting to pick up. Mercury midges and Sparkle Wings RS II’s have been effective. #20-22 Mercury Red Pheasant Tail, #8-10 Pat’s Rubber Legs, #22 WD 50, #20-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #22-24 Medallion Midges, #22-24 Top Secret Midge, #18 Mysis Shrimp, #16 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #14 Pink San Juan Worm, #16-18 Mercury Caddis, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20-22 Mercury Brassies, #22 Benton’s Shuckin Midge, #22 Jujubaetis, #20-22 Cannon’s Snowshoe Midge Cluster, and #20-24 Parachute Adams.________________________________________________________________________________________ 80cfs Excellent Mid to High 30’s Midges, Baetis, and caddis larvaMidges, Blue-winged olives, caddis Look for low flows between 45 and 100 cfs. Anglers can expect to see midges, blue-winged olives, and caddis in the weeks to come. Flows are low and fishing is very technical. Fish the deeper runs, pools, and oxbows with long leaders and fine tippets. If you target the right water, you’ll catch some nice resident fish. Effective patterns have been #18 Buckskins, #20 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tails, #20 Flashback RS II’s, and #20 Barr’s Emerger (BWO). Look for good hatches of midges and sporadic hatches of blue-winged olives. Overcast days will produce the optimum dry fly fishing. #18-22 Mercury Blood Midge, #20-22 Mercury Flashback RS II, #22 Mercury Flashback Black Beauty, #20-22 Medallion Midge, #18-22 Red Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #20 Buckskin, #20-22 Top Secret Midge, #20-22 Rojo Midge (red), #20-22 Mercury Baetis, #18-22 Bead Head Barr’s Emerger, #20-22 Churchill’s Sparkle Wing RS II, #18-20 Jujubaetis, #20 olive Juju Midge, #20-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #16 Nuclear Egg, #20-26 Parachute Adams, and #24 Hi-Vis Baetis.
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