Thursday, June 19, 2008

Realistic Mysis by Devin Ence

I've seen a ton of Mysis patterns during my over twenty two years of the sport, but this one takes the cake!! Devin Ence is an up-incomming guide/angler working out of Conejos River Anglers. His youth and enthusiasm drives me too become a better angler. Below is an example of his realistic Mysis. Compaired to the real thing, I'd say it's pretty-good!! You can contact Deven at Conejos River Anglers.

Devin's Mysis

Devin's Mysis

Real Mysis

Real Mysis

Currently the three major tail waters in Colorado with Mysis Shrimp are fishing good to great below the dams with Mysis patterns followed by smaller baetis nymphs and midge larva patterns #18-24. The Taylor, Fryingpan, and Blue River are all experiencing higher flows witch in turn means more Mysis Shrimp in the Rivers.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bug Of The Month


Known to cause massive splatters-damage to car windshields when driving to your favorite destinations around the Rockies. Seen mostly at night, the only upside is that they startle anglers and keep them awake while on long nighttime road trips... On a more serious note; Salmon flies are hitting the Colorado and some of the other rivers within the Fly Currents Network. Around the corner are Green Drakes, PMD's and Trico’s. As water levels begin to recede and warmer weather hits the high country look for some epic bug activity and some great dry fly opportunities. As the conditions change we will strive to keep our members informed on current conditions around the Rockies. Remember to support local mountain Fly Shops that take the time and submit accurate information to the public.

Mothra's Return!

Salmon Flies

Where's Waldo?

Salmon Flies

Egg Layer

Salmon flies

Salmon Flies

Salmon Flies

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fly Patterns Of The Month

Winged Drake Emerger

Barr's Free-Living Caddis

Pearl Bead Caddis

Head Turning Hopper

Unsinkable Salmon Fly

Fluttering Caddis

Grannom Caddis

Medallion Wing Caddis

Loop Wing Drake Cripple

Flag Dun Slate/Olive

Special thanks to Kirk Webb and Will Sands at Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt Colorado!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Salmon Flies Are Comming/Here!!

Salmon flies are beginning on some rivers within the Fly Currents network. Below are some of the Guide/shop favorites. Hitting this hatch can be great as the so called, "B-52's" crash onto the water's surface. Hungry big trout will go out of there way too crush the surface to get one of these big bugs.

Rogue Salmon Fly

Unsinkable Salmon Fly

King Kong Salmon Fly

Triple Decker

Trixie The Hooker

Bank Robber

Bank Robber

Dog Puke Salmon Fly

Egg Laying Salmon Fly

Extended Body Salmon Fly

Orange Rubber-Leg Stimi

Yak Stone

Morrison's Orange Stone Fly

B/C Salmon Fly

Gorge Stone

CDC Salmon Fly

Orange Chew Toy Stimi

Orange Crystal Stimi

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

CADDIS, CADDIS, CADDIS!! Dry Patterns from Around The Rockies.

Moving into June, Caddis will become much more abundant along the Rocky Mountain Rivers and streams. If your like me, reading the recent reports and fly patterns is helpful, but some of the local fly patterns I’ve never herd of or seen. Below is a list of Caddis patterns that will help anglers identify and decipher some of the recent report patterns from local shops within the Fly Currents Network. Good luck on the water and tight lines.

Special thanks to,

St. Peter’s Flyshop
Taylor Creek Fly Shop
Royal Gorge Anglers
Bucking Rainbow Outfitters
North Park Anglers
Kirks Mountain Adventures
Estes Anglers
Conejos River Anglers
The Peak Fly shop
Blue River Anglers
Breckenridge Outfitters
Flyfishing Outfitters
Minturn Anglers
Flies And Lies
Trout Creek Flies
Almont Anglers

For providing such unique patterns too the Fly Currents Website.

All of the above shops can be reached through the links within the Fly Currents Website or below each location report.

Outrigger Caddis

X Caddis

Ripcord Caddis

Black Ripcord Caddis

R/L Caddis Black

R/L Caddis

Salmon Caddis

Tan Spotlight Caddis

Hemingway Caddis

Hi-Vis Elk Hair Caddis

Hogan's Last Call Caddis

Larry's Egg Layer Caddis

BWO Caddis

EC Caddis

Black EC Caddis

Etha-Wing Caddis

Black Foam Caddis

Peacock Caddis

CDC peacock Caddis

Goddard Caddis

Wilcox's AC Caddis

Caddis Adult