Rio Grande

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Flows are down now that Colorado is taking out more water for irrigation. With the recent high elevation snow and runoff plus some rains the water is stained to murky. At times it is slightly turbid other times moderately turbid. Fish the edges with big dries and droppers. In the deeper runs, riffles and deeper edges fish ugly nymphs like stonefly nymphs and cranefly larva.

Seven-day forecast 

Conditions will probably be in limbo over the next couple weeks. We are coming out of a good heavy wet snow storm up in the mountains and currently getting rain. Water levels should stay low while Colorado takes irrigation water. Water clarity will be changing and most likely be inconsistent.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Stimulator orange 10 Buy from Orvis.com
Gee's Supafly Stone Dry orange 10 Buy from Orvis.com
Tungsten Nemec Stone Nymph black 10-12 Buy from Orvis.com
Tunghead Prince peacock 10-12 Buy from Orvis.com
Cliff's Crazy Cranefly natural 8-10 Buy from Orvis.com
Orvis CJ Nymph red 11-16 Buy from Orvis.com
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