Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:
The runoff is over and the flow is way down, 160 CFS above Lake Estes. Updated 7/19/2016. The Flow is running 123 CFS below Estes. The fishing has been very good with nymphs and small midges. Micro Mayfly, Zebra Midges, Tan sow bug, Pink San Juan worms and Copper Ribbed RS2. Lead with Red Two Bit Hooker or Pheasant tail with Blue Poison Tung in the middle. Dry fly action is best with Parachute Adams and Cutters Caddis. Dry Dropper with Chubby Chernobyl on top with Rainbow Warrior down. The inlet to Lake Estes is fishing good.