The Dolores River
The Dolores River below McPhee Reservoir is another great tailwater fishery in the area. It has a good population of browns.
Being a tailwater the principal biomass is midges and baetis, so the dry fly fishing can be excellent when the hatches are coming off.
Again, though it is a matter of knowing what the flows are in the river, because when the releases are reduced it can make for tough fishing. The Dolores is coming back after having been affected badly years ago in the drought.
Equipment: Generally a 3# - 5# is a good range. But it can get windy so carry a larger rod if wind might be a problem and one is of the view that a lighter rod won't do the job.
Flies: Midge dry and nymphs, Micro mayfly, parachute adams, pheasant tails, CDC caddis.