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Blue River, Colorado - Fishing Report - October 21, 2016
The river is flowing low in most all sections. There has been little rain in the
watershed and the coming week looks like that is unlikely to change. There is rain
forecast for a couple of days next week. It is easy to spook trout wading, so stay low
and hidden as best you can.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain from Monday through Tuesday..
High temperatures should range from 5
7 to 65 degrees and lows from 31 to 34

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 12.0 cfs
Level: 0.65 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 52
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
October Caddis, size 6, nymphs and adults
Mahogany Duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, 8/10/12
Japanese Beetles, 14/16
Carpenter Ants, 16/18
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for larger
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 in two sizes. They will hatch on and off for the next few
Mahogany duns are hatching.
October caddis are hatching.
Spotted sedges are hatching.
Terrestrials insects, such as Carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and hoppers should
become important food for the trout soon.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
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 (
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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