This week’s report comes from a guy we call Wheels (Matt Weiler). We’re starting to see Trico’s mostly in the morning, but keep an eye out in the afternoon as well. If you see fish rising but cannot identify what they are rising too, these are the 3 flies to try. The long tail is the Trico tell tale giveaway if you can spot the bugs. Try putting on both the male and female Trico dry fly imitations to identify if the fish are keyed on a certain sex.
TRICO DUN AK FEMALE #22
When fishing Trico’s, most anglers throw only black male Tricos. The female is a different color and has an olive to cream body. I tend to see females in the afternoon.
CDC TRICO MALE #22
This is my first go to fly when I suspect a trico hatch. Males are the black bodied Trico and I generally see them in the morning.
SPARKLE WING RS2 BLACK 22
Great Trico emerger imitation for morning and afternoon hatches. This fly also works year round in all bodies of water in Colorado. We carry a gray version that is worth having in your box year round as well.