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Blue River - Silverthorne


It is officially fall on the Blue River, near Silverthorne. Flows continue to hold steady and are at a comfortable level for this time of year. That being said, flows are on the lower end of the ideal range which has pushed trout to the deep and slow water most of the day and has made for skittish and selective trout. Water clarity is about as good as it gets so be sure to practice stealth out there and do your best to keep a low profile so as to keep from spooking trout. Nymphing with smaller midge, baetis and caddis imitations has been and will continue to be the most effective mode of fishing. However, a searcher or attractor pattern that is intended to cover a variety of aquatic bug life species has been productive in the lead, or point fly, position. Focus on the deep and slow water most of the day, but look to the slack water along the banks as well as the outer seams in the morning and early afternoon, respectively. Midges remain the primary food source and have been the most reliable pattern to fish as of late. BWOs continue to make an appearance but can be hit or miss depending on the weather. With this in mind, come prepared to fish some dry flies, but count on nymphing to be the most effective and consistent.

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