Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Willowfly Anglers's Tip of the Week
The Gunnison River from Almont to Blue Mesa is fishing very well with Caddis, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, Green Drakes, PMD’s, and BWO’s. This smorgasbord of bugs has made the dry fly fishing and dry-dropper fishing extremely fun and productive! Fly selection has been easier now as fish are not particularly picky with all the different bugs hatching. Try to match the naturals you see in size and you will be on the right track. Top Patterns on the Gunnison: Yellow Stimulator 10-16, Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Umpqua Green Drake 12-14, Sparkle Dun PMD 14.
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5-Day Outlook as of 6/29/22
Nice weather in the forecast! Expect chilly mornings but nice sunny days, so bring layers to adjust throughout the day.
Techniques & Tips as of 6/29/22
Dry Flies, Dry/Dropper, Nymphing, Streamers.
Local Species Available April through October
|Quasimodo Pheasant Tail||Natural||16|
|Hot Head Euro Pheasant Tail||Natural||16|
|Flashback Baetis Nymph||Olive||18|
|Vernille San Juan Worm||Pink||14|
|Tunghead Pheasant Tail Jig||Natural||16|
|Two Bit Hooker||Red||14-18|
Quasimodo Pheasant Tail
This little dropper has all the bells and whistles of the best nymph flies.
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
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