Flies & Lies On the South Platte River
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Fishing & River Report

Flies & Lies Weekly Report 08/18/22 

CFS : at Cheesman canyon dam - 230

CFS : at Trumbull below brush creek - 255

Water condition: Slightly off color by Deckers, gets a little worse as you go downstream. 

Nymphing is the name of the game right now, both Euro and Indicator rigs have worked well. Presentation is everything, make sure you have enough weight on there to get down near the bottom where the fish are! Fish the riffles and faster runs! 

Big attractor patterns like worms, leeches and scuds have all worked well as have smaller baetis imitations. 

Fly recommendations - 

•San juan worm brown & wine - size 12

•UV scud orange - size 14-16

•Juan's jiggity jedi olive - size 20

•Beadhead Juju baetis - size 18

•Mercury flashback pheasant tail - size 20

•Barr's emerger - size 20

•Sparkle wing RS2 black - size 22

Unfortunately, not a lot of action on the surface currently. 

If you need any flies or could use advice on rigging. Swing by the fly shop!


 If you see someone poaching, call Operation Game Thief 1-877-265-6648, with a description or swing by the shop and give us a heads-up.

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