Alright, alright, alright! It's time to get outside and fish the good ol' Poudre River, 'cause the bugs are starting to pop. If you don't believe us, check out this stonefly (in the Skwala family) that Aaron found in the canyon!  (It also just so happens that a size #12 Chubby or PMX is a perfect imitation.) 

 

 

If you're like us, you're probably getting pretty excited about bugs. If you're like Jin Choi, you might even have dreams about the lifecycle of a mayfly every other night! And if you're like Connor "I think about dry flies when I get angry" Murphy, you might get so excited to see some Blue Wings and Stones you choke on your Sour Patch Kids!

With some healthier flows and a spike in insect life, we are seeing happier fish in the Poudre move out of the deepest holes and spread out across the river. Both in town and in the canyon, your chances of seeing some noses are high.  Don't get caught in a blanket BWO hatch with a box full of tungsten nymphs! Fishing dries and dry droppers, or nymph rigs with stonefly or baetis patterns will be productive for the next couple of weeks. Get it while the getting is good, as this side of runoff can be a very fun and dynamic time to fish our local freestone!