Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Doc Thompson's Tip of the Week
The Rio is still low for the Rio with steady flows. Better fishing is late morning through the afternoon. Look for Baetis late morning and afternoon.
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5-Day Outlook as of 4/21/21
The Rio Grande should continue to fish as long as the pleasant weather holds before winter sets in. Still a few baetis hatching.
Techniques & Tips as of 4/21/21
Nymph fish the deeper water with double nymphs. Fish dry-droppers along the edges and riffles.
Current Conditions as of 4/21/21The Rio Grande should continue to fish as long as the pleasant weather holds before winter sets in. Still a few baetis hatching.
Local Species Available Prime is September - early November. April depending on runoff
|Bead Head Stonefly||black or brown||10-12|
|Cliff's Crazy Cranefly||brown olive||10-12|
|TH Bloody Mary||N/A||12|
|Flashback Baetis Nymph||N/A||16-20|
|Copper Johns||red black||16-20|
|Adams Parachute Dry Fly||N/A||16-20|
|CDC Mayfly Emerger||grayish olivish||16-20|
|Hot spot nymphs||N/A||12-16|
Bead Head Stonefly
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Best Fly Fishing Rod:
5-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Bank Shot Sink Tip Fly Line