Bow River Hatches

The Bow River experiences several incredible hatches throughout the season. The following chart outlines some of our favorite patterns.

 If you prefer to tie your own flies or are intrested in our other favorite patterns, contact us for a more detailed list of flies including streamers and nymphs. 



Hatch Pattern & Size Date
Blue Winged Olive

CDC BWO Dun, 18-20
CDC BWO Emerger, 16-18
Parachute Adams, 18-20
Quigleys Sparkel Stacker Flag Dun, 18-20


April 10-May 20
Aug. 20-Nov.15

E/C Caddis, 14-16
Bloom's CDC Caddis, 14-18
Bloom's Parachute Caddis, 12-16


May 10-Oct. 1
Pale Morning Dun

CDC PMD Dun, 14-16
PMD Hackle Stacker, 14-16,
CDC PMD Emerger, 14-16


June 15-July 25


Trico Quill Body Parachute, 18-20
Trico Spinner, 18-22
CDC Trico Dun, 18-20


Aug. 1-Oct.1
Golden Stone

Bloom's Golden Stone, 8-10
Berrett's Golden Stone, 6-10

Chernobyl Ant, blk/tan, 6-10

Chubby Chernobyl, 6-10


June 15-Aug.10


Dave's Hopper, 6-10
Franken Hopper, 6-10
Wilcox GLO Ant, 14-16
Morrish's Hopper, 6-10
Foam Beetle, 14-16
Wilcox Herbie, 8-12

Fat Albert, 8-12

Grillo's Hippie Stomper, 12-14

July 20-Oct. 1
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