[ARCHIVE] Boulder River Report 04/29/19

The Boulder has stayed surprisingly clear, but that can’t last long. Once the weather warms up again, the feeder tributaries will start kicking in color. With colder, clearer water conditions, look to fish standard beadhead nymphs like the pheasant tail, hare’s ear, copper john and prince nymph. In off color water, fish a rubber leg nymph pattern like a girdle bug or Pat’s rubber legs in black, brown or coffee color or a san juan worm 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, particularly on cloudy and overcast days. 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 too. Also try basic buggers in black and olive or the Grinch for streamers.

By Chris Fleck River Reports