I recently went fly fishing on the Blue River in Silverthorne with fellow Blue Quill Angler fly fishing guide Joe Shafer. We got to the river about 1:00 pm. The water was gin clear and the flows were 144 CFS. We both started off using a Dry Dropper rig using our 9′ 5wt Sage TCX fly rods. It didn’t take long before I landed my first chunky 18′ rainbow on a size 18 Barr’s PMD Emerger. Right after that Joe nailed a beautiful rainbow on a red Amy’s Ant. It was non stop action after that. Occasionally we would throw some streamers to fish sitting in heavy currents with great results. We were fishing a double streamer rig with a #8 Laney bugger and trailed it with a #10 Pat’s Rubbberlegs. The fishing was awesome all the way until we got off the river at around 9:30pm. We both got the hat trick, landing numerous rainbows and browns on dry flies, nymphs and streamers. Now is the time to fly fish the Blue River in Silverthorne.

Jerry Vigil fly fishing guide for the Blue Quill Angler


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