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

Flies & Lies Fishing Report 10/27/23 


CFS : at Cheesman canyon dam - 55
CFS : at Trumbull below brush creek - 80
Water condition : Crystal clear, temps in the 40s
Water is low and fishing can be a little tricky right now, but with patience and hard work you will be rewarded with some nice fish!Nymphing has been the best way to target fish recently but the afternoon has had plenty of dry fly opportunities if you look in the right water type. Small flies are the name of the game. Midge, baetis and a few egg patterns are whats on the menu. Streamers when the light is low can be really good, think cloudy days or sunrise/set. The spawn is starting to die down but we've still seen a handful of browns spawning along the south platte, please watch your step when wading to avoid stepping on redds and NEVER fish to fish sitting on redds!
Fly recommendations - 
•Flashtail egg cheese - size 16
•Mini leech black - size 14-16
•Tailwater tiny olive - size 22
•Mercury pheasant tail - size 20-22
•Cheesman emerger - size 22
•Top secret midge - size 22
•Demon midge - size 2Drys/Streamers - 
•Hackle wing BWO - size 22-24
•Sparkle dun - size 22-24
•Krystal bugger white or olive - size 10
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.

Fly Shop Hours - Winter Hours

Monday-Friday  9 AM to 3 PM

Saturday&Sunday  8 AM to 5 PM


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