It's MARCH and that means spring is around the corner. Around the shop, we like to call this time of year - The FIFTH SEASON - aka early spring - before runoff hits. Days are getting longer. Ambient temperatures are trending up and our favorite freestones are beginning the process of waking up from their winter slumber. That means blue-winged olives, big spring midges, molting stoneflies, and streamers are all on the menu.
While this can be one of the most productive times of the year, there's a bit more volatility when it comes to flows and weather. Keep your eyes on the hydrographs and the weather forecasts for the right combination and chances are you'll find some of the best fishing of the year. The midges will generally hatch on those warm sunny days, while the blue wings will come off when those cloudy days roll through. Either way, good early spring dry fly fishing is hard to beat.
We also answered a couple of commenter questions about rigging, bug choice, and fishing techniques. If you have a question about April fishing - leave a comment down below on the YouTube video. If we pick yours, you'll WIN a Trouts Prize Pack - including prizes from Rising Fish and Umpqua! We're stepping up our game in this regard and we're excited to show you what we have for your upcoming prize packs with a little help from some of our favorite brands.
For the month of March, the Five Flies are available at our Denver location and online.