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About Our River Report

Pat Dorsey's Colorado Fishing Report provides anglers with up-to-date information on several of the areas renowned trout streams. Pat Dorsey's fly fishing report is generated from many of the Blue Quill Angler's veteran guides who frequently visit these rivers on a regular basis. The Blue Quill Angler has guides on the South Platte, Blue, Colorado, William's Fork and North Fork of the South Platte several times a week. This incredible network allows you to share their successful tips, and techniques, as well as keep you informed on effective fly patterns.

Our goal is to keep you apprised on several of Colorado's best trout streams as the conditions change on a weekly basis. We want to stack the odds in your favor--putting you in the right place, at the right time, with the right flies! Contact me - patd@bluequillangler.com with any questions or concerns about current conditions.

Matching the hatch is critical for success on Colorado's trout streams. Make sure your fly boxes are stocked with an ample supply of nymphs, dries, and streamers. Below are some recommendations that should prove to be helpful.

SUMMER HATCHES - SUGGESTED NYMPHS

Midges: #20-22 Mercury Midge, #22-26 Black Beauty, #22-26 Top Secret Midge, #18-20 Rainbow Warrior, #18-20 Pale Olive Larva, #22-24 Bling Midge, #20 Red Larva, #20-22 South Platte Brassie, #20 Buckskin, #24 RS 2, #24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #10 Cranefly Larva, #18 Micro Egg, and #18 Red Flossy Worm.

Blue Winged Olives: #20 Top Secret Baetis, #20-22 Stalcup's Baetis, #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #20- 22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #20-22 Jujubaetis, and #20-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emergers.

Caddis: #18 Buckskin, #16-18 Graphic Caddis, #16-18 Mercury Soft Hackle PT, and #18 Mercer's Swing Nymph.

Attractors and Big Bites: #14-16 Orange and Olive UV Scud, #14 San Juan Worm, #10 Pat's Rubber Legs, #8 Cranefly, #18 Egg pattern, #18 red Flossy Worm.

Revised 6/11/24

 

SUMMER HATCHES - Recommended dry flies

MIdges: #22-26 Parachute Adams, #22-24 Griffifth Gnat, #20-24 Matt's Midge, #22-24 Pat's Midge, and  #20-24 Hi Vis Griffith Gnat.

Blue Winged Olives: #22-26 Parachute Adams, #22-24 Barr's Visa Dun, #20-24 Blue Dun, #20-24 Mathew's Sparkle Dun, #20-24 Cannon's Snowshoe Dun, and #20-24 Hi Vis Baetis.

Caddis: #16-18 Elk Hair Caddis, #16-18 Corn Fed Caddis, #16-18 Puterbaugh Caddis, #16-18 Goddard Caddis

Revised 6/11/24

 

 

 

Pat Dorsey Fly Fishing