Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: Williams Fork River

The Williams Fork is one of the prettiest places on the planet.  This stretch is proof that trout don’t live in ugly places.

Current Conditions

Clarity: Excellent

14 Day Forecast: Look for good hatches of Blue Wing Olives, Midges, and Sporadic Tricos

Tips and Other Information: Flows are decent to good right now on the Williams Fork. Anglers should prepare themselves for good a.m. midge and Trico hatches, followed by excellent bwo hatches in the afternoon. Right now it’s hard to go wrong with a San Juan Worm or egg pattern trailed by a Buckskin, Mercury P.T. , Soft Hackle P.T., Stalcups baetis or Sparkle Wing RS 2. Dry flies of choice are Stalcup’s CDC Biot Trico Comparadun, and Mathew’s Sparkle Dun. Fall streamer action has also picked up as of lately. Smaller streamers such as baby gongas, leeches, mini dungeons and meat whistles.

Effective Patterns: #22-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #20 Mercury Blood Midge, #20 Red Larva, #20 Pale Olive Larva, #20-22 Black Beauty, #20-22 Mercury Flashback Black Beauty, #20 JujuBaetis, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #18-20 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20-24 Top Secret Midge, #20-22 Manhattan Midge, #20 Mathew’s Sparkle Dun, #20 Stalcup’s CDC Biot Comparadun, #22-24 Matt’s Midge, #22-24 Griffith Gnat, and #20-26 Parachute Adams.