Boulder River Report 07/02/18

As with the Stillwater, flows on the Boulder have started to drop and clear. The forks may kick in off color water, so flows will be clearer, but swift and high, up above Natural Bridge. Nymphing along the edges is probably the best bet with 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. Also try basic buggers in black and olive or the Grinch for streamers. It’s time to start fishing big dry flies like a Chubby or PMX with a beadhead nymph trailer to. The river will likely continue to fluctuate in response to temperatures and rain events.

By Chris Fleck River Reports