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It’s been a cold few days. Like, dumping in the high country, bring out the extra layers kind of cold. Which is a good thing if you are someone who wants to wrangle some river-dwelling trout this weekend. With lower temps, our high waters are dropping quick…which makes for an incredible spring streamer float window. We are putting in on the Rio, Animas, and Upper San Juan this weekend. Hopefully, you will be joining us. It’s going to be epic.
Hawkin's Triple Double Rainbow
Come on now, don’t be soft. Put on a few extra layers and huck this thing! The Hawkin’s Triple Double Rainbow is a heavy rainbow trout streamer in the 4″ length class that has a TON of movement. This is just what hungry brown (and rainbow) trout want right now as these flows are dropping. Dead drift it, swing it, strip it, pop it, or jig it. This is the perfect Spring float fishing streamer.
Guide's Choice Hare's Ear
The Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear is pretty much the Borg hive mind of all the best nymph fly parts: bead, soft hackle, hot spot, flash, peacock, and the mighty Hare’s Ear workhorse styling. The only thing this fly needs is a jig hook to be considered the greatest country and western song…er…nymph of all time.
Fish this bug in the seams and eddies along the banks dropped behind a stonefly nymph as our flows drop, this one aught to do er good!