Cold nights are starting to alter the program slightly. The appearance of the baetis seems to be the biggest news bug wise. Head Guide Reed Ryan sums up this time of year well. "The fall baetis hatch seems to do something to the psyche of the brown trout. It’s almost as if they signal to them that the bug party that has lasted for almost 6 months is about to end. And so, they act accordingly and feed hard until their focus shifts almost entirely to breeding in late October". This week's Friday Flies are as follows.
RAINY'S OLIVE REAL MEAL SIZE 20
The name says it all. This fly imitates a baetis that is freshly detached
from rocks on the riverbed. It looks edible and the fish tend to agree..
BLM BLACK SIZE 20
This is a Tim Heng design developed in the Roaring Fork/Frying Pan area.
It is very simple but also one of the most effective mayfly/nymph imitations out there.
Another pro is the low profile bead built in to the body for additional weight.
JUJU BAETIS PURPLE SIZE 20-22
A Charlie Craven design, the Juju Baetis is durable, offered in a large variety of
colors, and extremely effective as a baetis imitation. Black, red and purple are
getting the job done.
TUNGSTEN PSYCHO MAY BWO SIZE 20
This fly makes a fantastic BWO Emerger and should be one of your go to bugs
on any body of water where mayflies/Blue Winged Olives live this time of year.
It has been a winner on the Colorado as of late.