RMNP is awake and starting to fish. FRA Guide Nick DelVecchio was out yesterday and fished a number of spots. Many produced for them and the park should now be on everyone’s radar.
“Moraine fished “ok” with orange egg patterns,worms, and medium sized pheasant tails. Water is coming up, but clarity is still good. Not a bad time to throw a few streamers under the banks and see what you can strum up. Fall River fished well with princes and pink San Juans. The clarity here is good and the fish are stacked in certain areas. If you find one fish, stick around, you will find more. Moraine should continue to get better as the water temps rise. The water in the park is still cold, so mornings can be slow, but afternoons can be very productive. Sporadic bug activity so nymphing is the best method of attic right now. If you get a cloudy day, expect to see some midges and small BWO’s on the surface.” Nick D.
RMNP can be a great option as some of the lower river’s begin to experience run-off. With the overcast weekend, temps will be down up there, but the chance at good fishing and some dry fly action, should tempt a few anglers up there. The higher elevation lakes still aren’t in play, but that is just around the corner. One river not fished on this trip was Glacier Creek. Glacier tends to be very cold, but holds its clarity throughout a lot of high water season.
Come by the shop and pick up some bugs! We’ll show you a few of our favorite spots!
Top 5 Park Flies for this Weekend
San Juan Worm sz 10-14, red or pink
BH Prince Nymph sz 12-18
BTS Nymph (bwo), sz 18, dk. olive.
Parachute BWO sz 18-20
Sculpzilla sz 8, Black