Bighorn / Wind River

July 27, 2020 11:00 am

Nymph and streamer fishing is the name of the game with some dry action later in the day on caddis, midge pupae and hopper patterns. We are having great success on float trips at Wedding of the Waters to Thermopolis now. Lots of grass and moss now due to increasing water temps. This can be a nuisance but we deal with it every year July through September.

Book a guided trip with North Fork Anglers and we will show you how big the trout can be!

FLOW CFS: 1403. Flows are at the normal summer flow. 

Flies:  Nymphs – Zebra midges, San Juan Worms,  Yum Yum scud, Small Pheasant Tails, Scuds, pink soft hackle sow bug, Yuk Bugs, Pats Rubber Legs, Jig-head nymphs, midge pupa, wire worm, small North Fork Specials, black or tan.

Streamer patterns. Leeches, woolly buggers and cone-head zonkers, double bunnies, sex dungeons and muddler minnows are also taking trout.

Hatches are caddis and midges. Hoppers are definitely getting attention in the Wind River Canyon area and now on the float into Thermopolis.  Dries – Griffith’s Gnats, Rojo midge, parachute Adams, Hemingway caddis, elk hair caddis, Dave’s hopper, Wade’s Yellow Ho Candy and Wade’s Natural Horror.


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