River Report
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Solid reports from floating the lower sections of the Colorado...think Glenwood to New Castle. Small midges, foam back emergers, and WD40's. The streamer bite has turned back on, especially on the nastier days. Wind can be an issue so be sure to check the airspeed before you plan your trip, nothing worse than having to row downstream against the wind. The lower sections are a little froggier. The Rado has been fishing well with the classic winter nymphing setup. Midges are by far the bug of choice, but don't count out some larger general attractors, Stones, or worms as your point fly. An egg can still pick up a stray fish every now and again too. Focus your efforts on the deeper pools, especially around boulders or any other sort of cover for the fish. On the warmest days, you may see a solid midge hatch bringing some fish to the surface around 1pm. A para Adams #20 will pull a fish or two if this happens, but nymphing will be the most productive. Slow stripping a black streamer in the froggy water can be a fun way to catch some fish, and although it's not the red hot action of October and November, the fish are still willing to chase a little bit. 4x and 5x should do the trick tippet wise- if you're not catching fish, try sizing down in both fly selection and tippet.

Report Updated On: 02/13/2017
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