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Old 07-06-2010   #1
Evergreen, Colorado
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Flows on the Blue

Just wondering what a good flow is to hit the lower Blue? Looks like it is about 400 today and am wondering if that is enough to get my 14' Hyside down there.

Any input would be great!

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Old 07-06-2010   #2
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It's a little boney at this level, but you can make it through with no problems. Fishing is pretty good right now too. The higher the water gets on this run the better, so keep an eye out for some fall releases.

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Old 07-06-2010   #3
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In my opinion the best flows on the L. Blue are 1200-1400. That is when the play is at it's best. The run is short enough that it goes by too quick at higher flows, and the features get too small at lower flows...
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Old 07-06-2010   #4
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In my Opinion flows are Perfect on the lower blue right now. 400 is about as low as you want to run in a 14', although I once took a 16' down at 385. Fishing is starting to HEAT up and it has been fishing great. Lots of rocks exposed in the upper canyon at this level so you must be a strong rower, that pay's attention. Other than that have a great trip and slay'em.
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Appreciate it guys! Will be hitting it on Thu if you would care to meet up.
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