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: Excellent

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

Tips and Other Information: Flows are slightly above their normal historic average for this time of year.  Anglers can expect to see  hatches of midges, Tricos, and blue-winged olives. Nymphing with tiny mayfly and midge-nymphs has been productive as of late.  With regard to matching the hatch, it’s hard to go wrong with a Size 24-26 Parachute Adams, #22-24 Mathew’s Sparkle Dun, or #24 CDC Biot Trico Comparadun to match the aforementioned hatches.

Effective Patterns:  #20 Mercury Midge, #22 Black Beauty, #20 Red Larva, #20 Manhattan Midge, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #14-16 San Juan Worm, #20-22 Juju Baetis, #20-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #18-20 Mercury Pheasant Tail, #20-24 RS 2, #18-20 Buckskin, #18-20 Sparkle Dun, and #22-26 Parachute Adams.