Pale Morning Duns, Yellow Sallys, Caddis (in the evening)
If the fish are not surfacing, nymphing has been very effective recently. We have had a lot of success using a double nymph rig with an attractor type nymph up front. Try a prince nymph or copper john and trail a PMD or yellow sally below that- this is an extremely effective nymphing pattern.
We also recommend that anglers check water temperatures. We have been seeing temperatures as high as 70 degrees which we don’t usually see until August. When the water is over 70 degrees it’s time to stop, because it strains the fish a lot. We are really hoping to see some rain to help with the water levels and temperatures. Fishing in the high mountain lakes right now is fantastic. All of the lakes are now accessible and the fish are hungry and eager to eat! Lower lakes such as Steamboat lake and Stagecoach are still good, although as the summer progresses they do start to warm up and the fish go deep.
If you would like to learn more about current conditions or hot flies come on in and talk with one of our professional guides! We are more than happy to help you out!
Tight lines and happy fishing!