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Runoff is here…and big bugs are also starting to move up in elevation on our local rivers. Perfect time right? Therefore this week’s two flies is a little bittersweet. On the one hand, it’s incredible to see the immense amount of water we have finally start to come off the mountains an down the rivers. On the other hand, we just want to catch trout on dries!!! It’s all good though, water is the lifeblood of everything we all do in Colorado. And we are happy to see it.
Lead Eye Bugger
If you only had ONE fly for runoff, this should be it. Black and heavy, this bugger drops fast and looks like a fleeing baitfish, or fished a bit slower, a migrating salmonfly nymph. Throw this one on the Animas, Rio Grande, or San Juan.
You do not want to get caught on any of our local rivers without at least a few salmonflies. The Christensen Salmonfly is a new bug we are really excited about this year. High floating with foam, deer hair, and like 3 yarn indicators; this is one will be throwing all month on the Animas, Upper San Juan, Piedra, and Rio Grande.
We can put a sweet assortment of June flies together with the Christensen Salmon for you and take the fly selection decision making off your plate!