Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:
The River is fishing great, a little off color from the runoff. Lot of rain and cool again this week will cause erratic flows and water color. The Flow is running 320 CFS going into Lake Estes, 125 CFS below Estes and 600+ CFS at the mouth of the Canyon. A Moel Fly have been very effective as a dry fly. Subsurface try Soft Hackle Pheasant tail followed by Blue Poison Tung, and Red Two Bit Hooker. Trail with a sparkle wing RS2, or Sow Bug. The inlet to Lake Estes fishing has slowed down, fish with and oregon cheese egg fly and a beaded Prince Nymph.
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