Big Thompson River Report
Current Streamflow : Upper Big T at Moraine Park: 8 cfs, Big T above Lake Estes: 34 cfs, Big T Below Lake Estes: 44 cfs
The road is open and the Thompson has been fishing nicely! Fall flows are steady and the river is fishing well. Blue Wings are consistently hatching through the late mornings and afternoons and fish are looking up. Parachue Adams and Extended Body BWO patterns in a smaller size (#20-22) have been extremely effective on the surface. Some good Nymphing options include Two-Bit Hookers in Olive and Red (#16,18), Rainbow Warriors (#18,20). Some small emergers like an RS2 or Juju Beatis are good to have on hand for hatches. Fall time is also streamer time to find those larger fish. Sparkle Minnows (#8), Thin Mints (#8-10) and Mini Dungeons (#6) are some good streamer options right now.
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Dries :: Blue Winged Olive #18-24, PMX's #14-16, EC Caddis #16-20, Beetles #14-16, Para Adams #16-22
Nymphs:: Poison Tung #18-20, Copper Johns #16-22, Guides Choice Hare's Ear #14-18, Mayhem #18-20, Rainbow warrior #18-22, Two Bits #16-18, Foam Wing RS2 #18-22, Sparkle Wing RS2 #18-22
Streamers:: Thin Mint #8-12, North Platte Spiders, Mini Dungeons, Sparkle Minnow #8
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