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About Bear Creek

Bear Creek, a tailwater from Evergreen Lake, flows from Evergreen through the scenic town of Morrison, Colorado. Despite being a small stream, it's a haven for fly fishing enthusiasts. Renowned for its trout population, including browns and rainbows, Bear Creek offers intimate angling experiences. Anglers appreciate its clear waters and convenient access through multiple parks and pull offs.  Bear Creek stands as a beloved destination for fly fishing, inviting enthusiasts to immerse themselves in its beauty and pursue unforgettable angling adventures along its banks. Its proximity to the Denver metro area offers convenient access for urban anglers seeking a nature escape.

Suggested Flies
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper
Hippie Stomper

Hippie Stomper

$3.95
Amy's Ant
Amy's Ant
Amy's Ant
Amy's Ant
Amy's Ant
Amy's Ant

Amy's Ant

$2.95
Stubby Chubby
Stubby Chubby
Stubby Chubby
Stubby Chubby
Stubby Chubby
Stubby Chubby
Stubby Chubby
Stubby Chubby
Stubby Chubby
Stubby Chubby

Stubby Chubby

$2.25
Stimulator - Kaufmann
Stimulator - Kaufmann
Stimulator - Kaufmann
Stimulator - Kaufmann
Stimulator - Kaufmann
Stimulator - Kaufmann

Stimulator - Kaufmann

$2.25
Fire Starter Jig
Fire Starter Jig

Fire Starter Jig

$2.95
CDC Rainbow Warrior - Tungsten
CDC Rainbow Warrior - Tungsten

CDC Rainbow Warrior - Tungsten

$2.65
Latest Report

Updated 6/6/24

Flows near Morrison are at 76 cfs, making this a good option while other rivers are running too high. The time for hopper-droppers is now! Try throwing Hippy Stompers or Stubby Chubbies in sizes 14-16. As a dropper, try perdigons or any buggy pattern with a beadhead.

Seasonal Hatches and Tips

In spring, Bear Creek in Colorado can offer great fly fishing opportunities as insect activity increases and fish become more active. Here are some effective fly patterns to consider for spring fishing on Bear Creek:

 Blue-Winged Olives (BWOs): These may hatch sporadically in spring. Carry patterns like Parachute Adams, Sparkle Duns, or Pheasant Tails in sizes #18 to #22 to imitate BWOs.

Midges: Midges are prevalent year-round, but their activity may increase in spring. Use patterns like Zebra Midges, RS2s (Rim's Semblance 2), Mercury Midges, or Disco Midges in sizes ranging from #18 to #24.

Caddisflies: As temperatures rise, caddis activity increases. Patterns like Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis, or Stimulators in sizes #14 to #18 can be effective imitations.

Stoneflies: Stonefly nymphs become more active in spring. Carry patterns like Pat's Rubber Legs, Hare's Ear Nymphs, or Prince Nymphs in sizes #10 to #14.

Attractor Patterns: Bright and flashy attractor patterns like San Juan Worms, Egg Patterns, or Rainbow Warriors can be effective in catching the attention of fish, especially during runoff periods.

Streamers: Larger fish might respond to streamers, particularly if the water is high and off-color due to runoff. Woolly Buggers, Sculpin patterns, and other streamers in various sizes and colors can attract larger fish.

As always, observe the water conditions, insect activity, and the behavior of the fish to determine the most effective patterns and presentations. Adjust your techniques throughout the day as conditions change.

The Blue Quill Angler fly shop, near Bear Creek, can provide valuable insights into recent hatches, successful patterns, and techniques tailored specifically for spring fishing on the creek. They often have firsthand knowledge that can greatly enhance your fishing experience.

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