Nymphs To Try: Size 16-18 Tungsten Yellow Sallies or Iron Sallies, Size18-20 Standard or Bead Head Pheasant Tails and Hare's Ears, size 18-22 Pure Midges in black or red, size 18-22 Black Beauty Emergers, size 18-22 Juju Midges in zebra, black and red, pegged and yarn style eggs, pink or purple Gummy Worms. size 18 2-Bit Hookers in red or black, and size 8-12 Pat's Rubberlegs.


Dries To Try: Size 18-24 Parachute Adams, size 18-22 Gulper Specials and size 18-22 Blue Wing Olive Comparaduns or Sparkle Duns.


The Blue River to the north of Silverthorne to Green Mountain Reservoir is fishing fair. Both brown trout and rainbow trout are available to the angler. The river has been fishable most days this winter due to our warmer than usual weather. But conditions can be difficult during periods of colder (normal?) winter weather. This is especially true the further north of Silverthorne you venture. As always, please call the shop (970-262-2878) for the most current conditions.

While we do not wish to alarm anyone, please be aware that mountain lion signs are now fairly common on the lower river just above Green Mountain Reservoir. This area is often called Palmer's Gulch and the Blue River SWA.

We'll make it easy. Click here to order a selection of hand picked flies that consistently catch fish on the Blue River north of Silverthorne.

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