Trouts Journal

Featured Trouts Guide Report of the Week - 9/14 Edition

Ivan Orsic / Sep 14, 2020

It's time for our Featured Trouts Guide Report of Week. If you've spent time on our website over the past couple of months, you might have noticed that we've added a "Guide Reports" tab to the navigation bar. HERE you'll find up-to-date Guide Reports from our professional fly fishing guides. Each report will detail the location, timing, hatch information, fly selection, and rigging.

Check out this recent report from Brian Hilbert. Stay tuned to our Guide Reports tab, as it will be updated on a very consistent basis as we continue to get clients out on the water.

LOCATION: Colorado River
Brian Hilbert
Full-Day Float Trip

"Great float trip on the Colorado today. We floated South Canyon to New Castle. Blue-wing olives were out in full force for nearly the entire day. Although we were seeing thousands of blue wings on the surface, we saw very few fish rise. The trout were however gorging on emergers mid column and a size 24 WD-40 was the ticket. I ran a drop shot rig with a size 16 Tungsten Utah killer bug on bottom and two WD-40’s roughly at 1’ and 2’ below the indicator. This set up got the job done for nearly the entire day. There is quite a bit of debris in the water and we had to continually clean our flies but it was worth the extra effort. We switched to streamers for the last couple hours of the trip and had about a dozen chase down our olive sex dungeons but none that fully committed. Lots of bumping the streamer with their nose or short striking. Good luck out there!"

To book Brian Hilbert or any of our professional fly fishing guides, please give us a shout at 303-733-1434!

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