Boulder River

July 18, 2018

Fishing Conditions

July 18, 2018

The boulder is still dropping, now down to about 1,000 CFS.  This is still high so be careful wading if you head out this way. The clarity is good and big bugs are the name of the game. Try a big dry dropper rig with a large chubby and big rubber legs. Try some bugger style streamers. Or, any sort of PMD pattern can be a killler. Nymphing something small behind a big rubber legs can be a good rig to run through the heat of the day. Conditions are not perfect but a few fish should be eating!


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Renegade: 16-18-20, Griffith's Gnat: 16-18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22

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

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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