Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report – Elevenmile Canyon – South Platte

Elevenmile Canyon is known for its superb dry fly fishing. The Trico hatch is one of many that anglers should concentrate their efforts on.

Current Conditions

Clarity: Exellent

Water Temperature: Low 40’s

Hatches: Midges and blue-winged olives

14 Day Forecast: Look for good hatches of midges and blue-winged olives

Tips and Other Information: Eleven Mile Canyon is fishing good right now.  Anglers can expect to see reliable midge hatches in the morning, followed by blue-winged olives in the afternoon.  Effective patterns have been tiny (size 22-24) Top Secret Midges, Black Beauties, Brassies, Jujube Midges, and Bling Midges in the morning and Stalcup’s Baetis and Jujubaetis in the afternoon. A size 20 Sparkle Dun or Parachute Adams has been good for the BWO’s.

Effective Patterns:  #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #20-22 Mercury Pheasant Tail,  #20-22 Rainbow Warriors,  #20-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger,  #20-22 Jujubaetis, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #22-24 Black Beauty, #22-24 Manhattan Midges, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #22-24 Mercury Flashback RS 2, #20 Mathew’s Sparkle Dun, and #20-26 Parachute Adams