Last Update: 02/6/2016. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 12 cfs below Lake Estes, n/a cfs above Lake Estes, ICE cfs at Moraine Park, 27 cfs in Loveland.
Big Thompson Fishing Report:
As we start 2016 the Thompson continues to fish well! Right below Lake Estes to Mall Road is really the only open water, so focus your efforts on this stretch. The canyon is pretty locked up and will remain that way until we see a good amount of warm weather.
Nymphing will always be a productive way of finding fish and can also be less technical. We lean heavy on bugs like Poison Tungs, Two Bit Hookers, and Tungsten Rainbow Warriors to help get nymphs down to the fish, and trail a simple midge pattern behind it. 6x Fluorocarbon is standard procedure up here this time of year and even 7x may come in handy in certain situations. Just start casting and switch your rig up often to get the perfect combo of bugs. Sow Bugs below Olympus Dam can fish great as well.
Don't forget those small dries either, a simple Black Para Adams, Eric's Hi-Vis Midge, or Sprout Midge will be your most effective dries. The best dry fly fishing window is from 12-3pm usually so keep your eyes open.
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Recommended Flies for the Big Thompson River ::
Dries: Para Adams #18-24, #14-16, Film Critic BWO #18-20, Purple Haze #16-18, BWO Extended Body #18-20, BWO Compardun #20-22, CDC BWO Dun #18-20, Sprout BWO #18-22 Eric's Hi-Vis Midge #18-22, Griffith's Gnat #16-24, Sprout Midge Cream and Black #20-24, ARF Midge #22
Nymphs:: Flashback Pheseant Tail #18-20, Rainbow Warrior #18-22, RS2 #18-22, Sow Bugs #16-18, Juju Baetis #18-22, Zebra Midge #18-22, Poison Tung #18-22, Desert Storm #20-24, Top Secret Midge #20-22, Bling Midge #20-24, Juju Midge #18-22
Streamers: Krystal Bugger Olive #6-10, Tung Thin Mint #6-10, Seal Bugger #8-10, and Vanilla Buggar #6-8.
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