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Things are looking up at the Big T below Lake Estes as we're starting to come out of the peak flows of the year. After having been thumping at the better part of 1,000 CFS earlier this month, we're now down at a more manageable 350 CFS (still quite a bit of water), and things will most likely keep getting better and better. Down in the canyon, this is a good flow for bigger dry-dropper rigs, nymphing, and small streamers. It's hard to go wrong with old faithful, the chubby chernobyl, in pretty much any color you'd like as an attractor pattern on top of a dry-dropper. Other good pics for dries include stimulators, amy's ants, and various caddis patterns. The tailwater below the lake has also been fishing well. Committing to a streamer here can be interesting if you feel like trying to coax up a bigger rainbow, or even one of the other species that sometimes get pushed out of the reservoir during high water season. Nymphing leeches, worms, and flashy nymphs like rainbow warriors and blue poison tungs will always hook into some fish at the tailwater. If you're in the mood to throw some meat, try articulated goldies, small sparkle minnows, black and brown buggers, thin mints, etc.

Report Updated On: 06/21/2020
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