St. Vrain Creek River Report

St. Vrain Creek River Report


Flows are dropping, albeit very slowly. The Vrain is still a couple hundred CFS over historical average. Fishing has been most consistent in the kayak pools which have lots of back eddies and current breaks. With the flows, it's probably best to fish from shore rather than attempt to wade. Ensure sure you are getting deep enough, and targeting the slower water out of the main current. Add some shot if needed. As for surface action, target the foam lines in slower current. Hatches have been Midges, BWO's and Caddis.


For Dries, use a Micro Chubby, Superman Caddis, Purple Haze, Parachute Adams, AR's BWO, Corn Fed Caddis, High Vis Parachute BWO, Hippy Stomper, Emerger BWO and a Stimulator.


For nymphs, use a Sweet Meat Caddis, Jig TNT, Lex's Rubberlegs, Gummy Worm, Depth Charge Worm, Jigged Egg, Wonky Worm, Prince Nymph, 2 Bit Hooker, Rainbow warrior, BTS Baetis, Jigged Buckskin, Pat's Rubberlegs, Copper John, and FRA Frenchie.

Guide Rating


Weather Experienced

- Temperature: Upper 70's

- Wind Conditions: Light breeze

- Precipitation: None

Water Observations

- Water Temperature: Upper 40's (Lyons)

- Flow Level: 815 CFS

- Water Clarity: Stained

Fly Fishing the St. Vrain

The creek is full of opportunistic fish that are eager to take a dry fly, so take advantage of the great caddis, blue wing olive and terrestrial fishing. The midges that call the St. Vrain home are active all year and are always a safe bet come the colder months of the year. This is a great chance to get out and test some of those midge patterns that you have been drooling over all winter. The Fishing in the town of Lyons can be fantastic.