Boulder River

September 20, 2019

Fishing Conditions

September 20, 2019

The Boulder is running really low and really clear. As always, if you head out this way be careful wading!  The terrestrial bite is slowing down but on warmer sunny days can still fish well. Nymphing attractors such as pats rubberlegs or copper johns has been very productive. Cloudy days out this way can make for some great baetis hatches and plenty of fish looking up. 


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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, Gold Chubby: 12-14, C-UM PMD Spinner: 14-16, Elk Hair Caddis Tan/Gray: 12-18, Snowshoe Caddis Tan: 16-18, Twisted Sprucie: 12

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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