If you want the video version Two Flies, head on over to our Instagram or Facebook and watch our story that you can follow every Thursday titled “2 Flies”. This series will be showcasing 2 flies that we are using RIGHT NOW to catch fish on our local waters.
Flows are STILL high…but it’s all good because we are on the downslope of runoff. Plus, big bugs are here on so many Colorado rivers that it is not even funny. Well, maybe it is funny in a “we are super giddy right now” kind of way. Anyway, this week’s dry dropper combo is pretty much a summer staple in the west. Chubby Chernobyls with a Pat’s Rubberlegs dropped about two feet off would be the number one go-to on most of our rivers such as the Animas, Pine, Piedra, Upper San Juan, Upper Dolores, San Miguel, Gunnison, Rio Grande, Colorado, and Conejos. Don’t fear the big water either: fast water will push trout to the river edges…where stonefly nymphs will be moving to crawl the banks and hatch! It’s a magical time of year where a Chubby and Pat’s will catch trout in two feet of water, two feet from the bank, from a boat or by wading. Don’t fear it!
You do not want to get caught on any of our local rivers without at least a few stoneflies right now. We can put a sweet summer assortment of stoneflies including Chubbies and Pat’s and take the fly selection decision making off your plate!