Colorado River Report 12-27-20

Posted on 27 December 2020

December 27, 2020

FLOW: 1360 cfs in Glenwood Springs

WATER CONDITIONS: Clear and low, getting chunky after cold overnight temps



THE LOW DOWN:  Midges are still in abundance. It's time for downsizing on everything from tippets to fly sizes. Watch the foam lines in the slower sections of the river, the bugs can accumulate there and the fish relate to them some days better than others.

Streamer Junkies, it's time! We all love tying and fishing those giant articulated streamers, but try something small if you're not feeling the love.

No need to put on the river super early, let it warm up a bit and get those bugs moving around.

HATCHES: Midges 16-22

Appropriate Patterns  

DRIES: CDC Transitional Midge 20-22, Griffiths Gnat 18-22, Sprout Midge 20-22, HOH Spent Midge 20-22, Hatching Midge 20-22. 

NYMPHS: Prince 16-18, BLMs 18-20, San Juan Worm 10, Tung Bead Baetis 18-20, Biot Baetis 18-20, RS2s 20, Polywing Emerger 18-20, Imposters 20-22, Assassins 20-22, Freestone Emerger 20, Biot Midge 20-22, Copper John Red 14-18, San Juan Worm 10

STREAMERS: Carlton Banks 4, Autumn Splendor 4, Grease Monkey 6, Galloup's Dungeon 2-4

HINTS: If the fish aren't eating deep, shallow up those nymph rigs and see if they're suspended.

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