Bow River

Tip of the week 

Bow River Report - June 23, 2016
River levels have been stable at, or just shy of, 80 CMS for the better part of the week. Lower than normal by a ways but at least stable.

There's been a LOT of bugs around lately. Caddis and PMDs being the most prevalent. There's been a reasonably good number of rising fish on both. Most of the good Caddis fishing has been right at the end of the day but on days with some cloud there's been fish up on them throughout the day.
Mid afternoon for the PMD's for the most part. If it's cloudy and you look for them you'll likely find some fish up on them.
Based on the night time emergence seen the last couple of nights we are right on the edge of peak emergence of the Stoneflies. Been getting a reasonable amount of eats on Chubbys, etc. but it's likely going to "go off" any day.

Nymphing has been good, particularly with Stonefly nymphs. You can fish them either with an indicator rig or as a hopper/dropper with a Stonefly dry.

Streamer fishing has been pretty good. Leeches or something small and bright like a Kreelex Minnow. The fish have been eating them all day so streamer are a great choice if you don't feel like nymphing in between rising fish.

Hatches: Caddis, PMD's, Stoneflies

Dry Flies: Chubby Chernobyl-Gold or Tan #10, Berrett's Barred Leg Golden Stone #10, Spent Partridge Caddis, Bloom's Parachute Caddis, Film Critic-PMD

Nymphs: Jimmy Legs-Coffee, Sexy Stone, Tung Dart, Tung Stud-Olive #14

Streamers: Kreelex Minnow, Pseudo Sculpin, Circus Peanut, Skiddish Smolt,
TB Squirrel leech.

Seven-day forecast 

Rain and cloud for Friday and Saturday. Good dry fly fishing???

Must Have Flies 
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