Remember when we said we're getting hints of spring? Well, the snowstorm that's forecasted to hit the Front Range this weekend is exactly what we mean. There's nothing more spring-like here in the Rockies than a comical amount of snow that will certainly help boost our snowpack. It's a necessary evil for us dedicated anglers. After this storm passes, we're forecasted to return to warmer, more spring-like temperatures. With that in mind, we're expecting BIG spring midges, blue-winged olives, molting stoneflies, and even caddis to play a larger and larger role, especially subsurface.
Attractors like worms, eggs, leeches, craneflies, and stoneflies will continue to get the job done. As always, work on depth control, mending, and rigging. Fish will be more active as the temperatures warm after this weekend's weather system, so determining what combination of weighted flies and additional weight to get your flies to drift at the right depth is key!
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