Reporter: Trout's Staff
Water Clarity: Clear
Current Fishing Conditions:
June Fishing Report
The Big Thompson offered some great relief during this year's brief runoff season, and has been fishing very consistantly ever since. The biggest change has been the productivity of dry flies as of late, so be sure to have a good selection of general attractor patterns, terrestrials, caddis and PMD's. The entire river will be fishable now, but be sure to keep your eye on the weather as any significant rainstorm will have the potential of blowing the river out. We are approaching "summer fishing hours", so remember that the most productive times to fish will be early in the morning (sunrise to 11am) and later afternoon (3pm to sunset).
6/20/13 Update: Fishing has remained very productive on the Big Thompson, with a lot of great reports coming from our customers. Standard attractor patterns, terrestrial, PMD's and Caddis imitations have been producing great results.
The flows on the Big T have bumped up a bit since our last report, but your fly selection wont really change. Midges and Baetis (BWO's) are your main hatches, but during the morning and middle of the day you will most likely be nymphing the main runs and deep pockets. However you can also pick some fish up on dries close to the banks and being "stealthy" is key. Scuds are a year round food source as you get closer to the dam. The fish are going to see you beofre you see them, so remeber again "stealth" is key.
Dries: Parachute Adams 18-22, Pablos Cripple Baetis 18-20, Morgan's Midge 18-20, Adult Midge 20, Matts Midge 18-24, Quigley's Hackle Stacker 18-22
Streamers: Slump Buster, Belly Ache Minnow, Sculpzilla, Wooleys
Current Hatches: Midges, BWO
Dries: Parachute Adams 18-22, Pablos Cripple 18-20, Morgan's Midge 18-20, Adult Midge 20 Nymphs: Barrs Emerger BWO 18-22, Soft Hackle PT 18-22, Copper Johns 18-22, Juju Baetis 18-22, Eggs #16-18, Rojo Midge 18-22 Streamers: Wooly Buggers, Slump Busters, Thin Mints, Sculpzilla's, Gold Bead Buface #6-12
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