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All things considered, it's the toughest time of the year on the St. Vrain, but there are some good times to be had fishing through town in Lyons with a nymph rig or even a small streamer. The south branch up Highway 7 tends to be out of play until roughly late March - early April. For those wishing to hike a bit, the Buttonrock access of the North St. Vrain is also a solid winter tailwater option. A light nymph rig with minimal weight tends to be my first choice of rig on the Vrain in the colder months of Jan. - March. I like to start with tungsten flies (poison tung, two-bit hooker, tungsten leech, small lead-wrapped stonefly nymphs, etc.) and no split shot, and then add weight as needed or when I find myself fishing a deeper, tankier run. Dry fly opportunities are not non-existent on the St. Vrain right now, but it will generally take a couple-few days of some warmer weather and warmer overnight lows to make these fish really look up. Standard midge dries such as griffith's gnats, or baetis such as the extended body BWO, will get it done if you see fish sipping.

Report Updated On: 02/11/2019
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