Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: Colorado River

Fishing the Colorado River should be on everyone’s bucket list. Whether you’re a walk/wade fisherman or prefer float-fishing, this river has it all!

Current Conditions:

Clarity: Stained

14 Day Forecast:  Look for hatches of midges, red quills, Tricos, and blue-winged olives

Tips and Other Information:The Colorado River is a great option right now.  Flows are perfect on the Colorado in and around the Parshall area.    It’s hard to go wrong with a San Juan Worm trailed by a Buckskin or Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail right now. A Sparkle Wing RS 2 is another great option.  Dry fly enthusiast are catching their fare share on Mathew’s Sparkle Dun, AK’s Red Quill, and Tricos. The best is yet to come as the autumn season unfolds…

Effective Patterns: #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #18-20 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #14 earthworm brown San Juan Worm, #8-10 Pat’s Rubber Legs, #18 Buckskin, #20-22 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #18-20 Jujubaetis, #20-22 Sparkle Dun, #24 Stalcup’s Trico Biot Comparadun, #16 AK’s Red Quill, #20 Matt’s Midge, and #24 Parachute Adams.