Nymphs To Try: Size 8-12 Pat’s Rubberlegs, size 18-22 Double Down Pheasant Tails, size 18-22 WD-40’s on black or gray, size 20-22 Pure Midges in black or olive, size 20-22 Juju Baetis or Barr’s BWO Emergers, and yarn or pegged eggs.

Dries To Try: Size 18-22 Parachute Adams in gray or purple, size 18-22 Brook’s Sprout Midges in gray, cream or black and size 20-22 Extended Body BWO’s.

Streamers To Try: Barely Legals, Pop’s Bugger in black and orange, Bead Head Rubberleg Buggers in black or olive, Sex Dungeons in rust or black and Super Buggers in black or olive.


The action on the Colorado River near Parshall, depending on the day, has been fair to very good. But there is definitely a feeling the past few days of the fish being more interested in spawning than in eating. Some have the best fishing has been to pods of rising fish eating BWO’s and Midges. So keep an eye out for that.

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