Boulder River Report 04/08/19

Colder weather has kept flows low and clear. With rain and snow this week, look for a bump in flows and some off color water. Try fishing a rubber leg nymph pattern like a girdle bug or Pat’s rubber legs in black, brown or coffee color along with a beadhead trailer fly like a prince nymph, hare’s ear, batman or pheasant tail. A San Juan Worm is always a good choice in off-color water too. Look for midges and BWOs to be coming off. If fish are on them on the surface, a smaller size parachute adams, purple haze or a midge cluster like a Griffith’s Gnat should do the trick. A Zebra Midge or smaller size pheasant tail trailed off of spotter dry fly should work as well. Also, try basic buggers in black and olive or the Grinch for streamers.

By Chris Fleck River Reports