The Colorado River Between the towns of Kremmling, CO and Parshall, CO offers several public fishing access along U.S. Route 40.  The river gradient is fairly mellow through out this section, and offers slow runs, gentle riffles, and deeper holes.   This water is excellent for both nymph, and dry fly fishing.  If you don’t see risers, then fish nymphs. Since this water is a little slower, and shallow in spots, a heavy rig is not usually needed.  

 

Nymphs to Try: pegged eggs, black, brown, or olive Pat’s Rubber Legs size 8-12, Hare's Ears size 12-18, Pheasant Tails size 12-18, Frenchie size 14-18,  The Ninja size 18-20, Shot Glass Baetis olive 18-20, Physco Baetis black or olive size 18-20. RS2 in grey or black size 18-20, Zebra Midge black 16-22, Black UV Midge size 18-20, chocolate foam wing size 18-20, Red Rojo Midge size 18-20, Pure Midge fire red size 18-20

Dries To Try: Parachute Adam's size 16-22, Morgan's Midge size 18-22, Matthew's Sparkle Dun olive size 18-22, Extended Body Blue Wing Olive size 18-22, Brook Sprouts Midge

Streamers To Try: Sculpzilla olive or sunrise size 4, Craven's Gonga brown or rainbow trout theme, Sparkle Minnow olive, Thin Mint bugger,  black wooly buggers size 4 - 6, Slump Busters size 4-6 various colors, Meat Whistle various colors.

 

4/18/2019

       The Colorado River near Parshall has been fishing well with action being had on both nymphs and dry flies. Stonefly, Baetis, Midge, and Caddis Larva have all been hooking fish.  Some days have been seeing plentiful midge hatches, along with a few blue wing olives here and there.  During these times dry patterns can be effective if fish are activley rising.  It is starting to be spring spawn season so eggs can hook fish as well, or consider throwing some streamers if you are in the mood.