Prime Colorado Fly Fishing Conditions Have Arrived!
Catch the Hatch in Colorado
Attention, anglers! The midday hatches have officially begun, delivering the best Colorado fly fishing conditions of the season—so plan your lunches accordingly because we’ll be fly fishing through the lunch hour in Gunnison Valley!
Local Fishing Report: Productive Patterns
A favorite amongst both fish and anglers on the rivers in Colorado around Gunnison are the green drakes and PMDs, which are delivering excellent dry fly fishing throughout the drainage. Caddis are still surfacing in the afternoon and before dark, while golden stones are helping bring fish to the net on a consistent basis.
Good patterns include:
- Yellow sallies 14-18
- Missing link caddis 14-18
- Rogue foam golden stone 8-10
- Green drakes 8-10
- PMDs 14-16
- Pat’s rubberlegs 8-14
- 20 incher 8-12
- Iron lotus 14-16
- Micro & psycho mayflies 14-18
- Pheasant tails 12-18
Best Strategies for Fly Fishing the Gunnison
Float fishing the Gunnison River is really the place to begin your Colorado fly fishing experience. A tandem nymph set up or a dry dropper rig are great go-to’s to get started. You’ll notice most of your eats will come on these submerged fly patterns. Once you begin to notice fish eating on the surface, it’s time to restrategize and throw top water imitations. Be ready as you find some gullible fish willing to smash your fly.
It’s the Perfect Time for a Guided Fly Fishing Trip
We still have some prime float guides available through July, so give us a call to book a guided fly fishing trip like no other!
7/6/22, Elliot Manning