[ARCHIVE] Boulder River Report 04/23/18

Flows were still running clear, but with warmer weather that’s not likely to last long as the feeder tributaries will start kicking in color. Fish 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. Look for midges and BWOs to be coming off. If fish are on them on the surface, a smaller size parachute adams or purple haze 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. In off-color water fish a dark rubber leg pattern or san juan worm along the edges.

By Chris Fleck River Reports