Dolores River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Dolores River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
THINK SMALL IN YOUR FLY SELECTION.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Dolores River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Telluride Fly Fishers

Water flow: 13 AT RIC0 54 CFS AT DOLORES

Visibility: 16 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 33 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: MORNING OR LATE AFTERNOON UNTIL DARK..

Best stretch: Below Rico to Dolores, Above Rico to Lizard Head, Below McPhee Dam

Best access point: Anywhere that is public

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midge, BWO, Micro- Stonefly (Yellow Sally) CADDIS. PMD. Californicus Stonefly.

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: June 15 - October 20) Winter is slow.

Nearest airport: Montrose Airport

Dolores River Description

The pristine Dolores River in the southwest corner of Colorado starts as a series of small feeder streams at 10,200 ft near Lizard Head Pass. It runs through the town of Rico all the way to Dolores, over 48 miles in all where it is then dammed up at McPhee Reservoir. The Dolores is classic, small stream pocket water with occasional pools and rocky runs. It has varied mayfly, stone fly and caddis activity ...

Techniques & Tips

DOUBLE NYMPH WITH SMALL INDICATOR. ANY STONEFLY 14-16 (ORVIS DOUBLE BEAD TUNGSTEN STONEFLY) IS GOOD ON TOP. SIZE 20 FOR BOTTOM---PURPLE HAZE, ORVIS WONDER WIRE OR BLACK COPPER JOHN ARE ALL GOOD.

7-Day Forecast

ABOVE RICO ICED OUT AND ABOVE DOLORES (TOWN OF) THE WATER LOOKS TOO SKINNY TO REASONABLY FISH IT.

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