04-23-2019Report by: Randy Hanner
We fished the stretches above lake estes and the inlet of the lake. We had decent action in the morning mostly on nymphs rigs and dry dropper rigs, the fish were eating the nymphs in the morning. The flies that were working were baetis nymphs in small sizes #20s, like PTs and micro mays. As the sun came out and the water warmed in the late morning we found a lot of fish that were eating almost primarily on the surface. We fished double dry rigs for nearly the rest of the trip. The fish were mostly interested in midge dries like shuck midges, but we caught fish on hippie stompers, water stone dries and two dries as well. The action was great for dry fly fishing and our guests had a great time catching fish on the surface for the first time for them! Overall a nice outing and some great early season dry fly action.
Wind Conditions: Calm
Flow Level: CFS
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