Last Update: 7/24/2016. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 70 cfs @ Moraine Park, 163 cfs above Lake Estes, 125 cfs below Lake Estes
Big Thompson Fishing Report: The flows on the Big T have been fluctuating day to day with the afternoon thunderstorms we've been getting, especially above lake estes, but the fishing has remained consistently good. Throw on some bigger dries trailed with medium sized mayfly, attractor, or any kind of smaller stonefly nymphs. It's getting to be the time for hopper droppers and double dry rigs so having a small buffet in your fly box to be prepared for any situation is highly recommended. You never know what you find coming off the water when you get streamside. Keep your eyes peeled for risers, especially from early to mid-morning and from evening to dark. This tends to be when bugs are hatching most consistently and fish feed more recklessly. Dry droppers will find the players if nothing is happening on the surface. As per usual, don't forget the sow bugs for the upper portions, this can be a great food source up there.
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Recommended Flies for the Big Thompson River ::
Dries: Amy's Ant #12, Chubby Chernobyl #12-14, PMX #12-14, Para Hopper #12, Streambank Hopper #12-14, Ext. Body PMD #14-18, CDC PMD #14, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Foam Body Caddis #16-18
Nymphs: Tung. Rainbow Warrior #16-20, BH Pheasant Tails #16-20, Copper Johns #18-22, Prince Nymphs #14-18, Tungsten Micro Stone #14-18, Micro May #18-20, Poxy Back PMD #16-20, Barr's Emerger PMD #16-20, Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail #16-20, Iron Sally #16-20, Tungsten Swing Caddis #16-18
Streamers: Thin Mints #6-10, Platte River Spider #4, Orange Blossom Special #8, Slump Buster Black #6, Aggravator Prince #6, 'Nilla Bugger #8-10
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