Hot Flies: Brook’s Sprout Midge #18-20, Morgan’s Para-Midge #18-20, Palamino Midge #16-18, Flasha Midge #18-20
Details: This has been an epic month for those seeking the first consistent surface action in Deckers. Midgzilla as we call it, is a big midge in #16-18 that shows up the first of every Spring. Often mistaken for a BWO, this big midge has fish eating the emergers hard from 9-11AM, and action switching to the surface from 11-1PM. Look for the fish in the runs to be actively feeding in the early going. Pay attention as they slowly begin shifting to the slack water and hitting the surface at around 11AM. Deckers up, best fished with 6-7X. Deckers bridge down 5- 6x are just fine with bigger attractor flies like a high-Viz Griffith’s Knat.
Hot Flies: Spicer’s Glue Egg, #12-18 Pigstickers of various colors, #16 Red Critter
Details: Still not a great number of fish in from 11 Mile. When flows break the magical 100CFS mark, look for fish to begin piling in the Dream Stream. Things are already pretty crowded down there.
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Flow: 140ish in Avon
Rating: Very Good
Hot Flies: Egg’s, #18 Hurricane Midge, and any other Midge in Size #16-18. #14-16 Twenty Incher
Details: Water is getting off color below Walcott, but staying relatively clear above Edwards. Runnoff looks to be coming early this year. Don’t be afraid of the off color water–adjust your fly size, flash, and color schemes accordingly. All and all an excellent time to be on the Eagle.
Other Hot Spots
Roaring Fork: The Fork is on FIRE! Big midges bringing fish up, and nymph fishing with about any bug in size 12-18 is producing.
Colorado: Fishing well at Parshall and below Glenwood. BWO patterns working well on the surface, nymphing a #14 prince trailed by a #16-18 Barr’s emerger will keep your rod bent ALL DAY LONG!
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