Rio Grande

Tip of the week 

Flows are down from CO sucking out irrigation water in the last couple weeks. Best time is morning or late afternoon/evening when the sun is over the canyon walls. Fish attractor style dries with droppers in the riffles and pockets and edges. In the deeper riffles and runs fish nymphs or double nymph. Have a few streamers with you. Fishing this past week has ranged from so so to good. Take plenty of drinking water, the gorge gets hot this time of year.

Seven-day forecast 

If CO continues to take irrigation water the flows should stay low and expect the Rio to continue to fish. We've been getting some rains the mountains that could give the Rio a little off color water. The prime season is typically September and October when temps are a bit cooler.

Must Have Flies 
Stimulator orange 12-10 Buy from
Improved Winged K.C.'s Creature tan 12-10 Buy from
Yakcaddis tan 10-12 Buy from
Depth Charge Czech-Mate Nymph orange olive 12-14 Buy from
Tunghead Prince peacock 12-14 Buy from
Cliff's Crazy Cranefly natural 10-12 Buy from
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