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Blue River, Colorado - Fishing Report - August 18, 2017
The river is running a little low. You have to stay as hidden from the trout as possible.
All sections of the stream is turning out some good catches, including the freestone
section. Both tailwaters are in good shape with low discharges. Wading is safe and
easy most anywhere.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a slight chance of rain everyday for the next
week. High temperatures should range from 7
3 to 79 degrees and lows from 43 to 44



Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 16.2 cfs
Height: 0.72 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 57
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Blue River
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 20 and 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22 larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted Sedges, size 16/14, larva, pupa and adults
Western Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Green Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for larger
trout.
Midges, creams, light greens and blood or red midges, are starting to hatch. It is almost
alway best to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator with the midge lava
as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult midge only when you
observe trout feeding on the surface.
Blue-winged olives are hatching. Western Green drakes should start hatching any time
now. Pale Morning duns are hatching.
Green sedge caddisfleis and Spotted Sedge caddisflies are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrials can be important - Japanese beetles, Carpenter ants and Hoppers.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fly Fishing Blue River, Colorado
A description of the Blue River, Guide
to fly fishing the Blue River, Blue River
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