If you are still sitting at your home office or cubical wondering where to go fish this weekend, don't worry we have you covered. Today we are taking out the guesswork when it comes to where to go fishing. But, we won't just be going over where to fish but more importantly, how to fish and what to throw. If you are wanting to take even more guesswork off your plate for this weekend shop our staff fly selections tailored fit for any river you will find yourself in! This week our top three river reports are brought to you by the most knowledgable sales associate I know, Jack Wickman. A Colorado native, and a borderline expert when it comes to finding those 20-inch fish. If you have been in the shop you know he knows a thing or two. So, without further ado let's dive into the top three places to fish this weekend.
The Blue through town has been a good option lately. Despite the slight bump inflows, water is still gin clear and in perfect shape for sight fishing. Nymph fishing has been very productive with two fly rigs. We've been starting with a brighter pattern, such as a San Juan worm or egg pattern, then trailing with a smaller midge/mysis/rs2. The streamer bite has still been productive lately too. We aren't too picky when it comes to streamer selection on the Blue- something with a little flash and marabou works just fine.
Early fall has been very productive at Deckers. Nymph rigs with baetis & midges are still working great. For the dry bite, we have been getting away with baetis/midge dries in sizes #16-20. The patterns mentioned below are a good place to start.
Flows at Milk Creek below Wolcott are now at 110 cfs. Excellent fishing is here! Caddis, Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMD's, and more are all in the water system this time of year. Nymphing and dry/dropper rigs are going to be the best tactic. Some of our favorite flies include Pat's Rubber Legs, UV Sallies, Prince Nymphs, Dirty Birds, Copper Johns, San Juan worms, and emerger patterns. Look for BWOs to be present on those cloudy days.