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

Flies & Lies Weekly Report 11/17/22 

CFS : at Cheesman canyon dam - 90

CFS : at Trumbull below brush creek - 96

Water condition : Crystal clear, temps in the 40s 

The drop in flow earlier this week really turned up the dry fly fishing! There has been lots of Blue wings and Midges hatching making for good dry dropper and straight dry fly opportunities! Blue wings have been hatching sometime between 11-3pm, and the Midges have been most prevalent in the late afternoon think 3pm ish! On the nymphing side of things we've still done quite well on egg patterns, leeches, small baetis emergers and midges. Streamers have also been a fun way to catch fish, they've worked best in low light conditions! Browns continue to spawn along the South Platte. Please avoid stepping on their redds and do not fish to fish sitting on redds! 

Fly recommendations - 

•Flashtail egg orange/yellow - size 16-18

•Mayer's mini leech brown - size 14-16

•Jedi master grey - size 22

•RS2 grey - size 22

•Not much midge black - size 20-24

•UV midge black - size 22

•Top secret midge - size 22-24

Drys and Streamers - 

•Parachute BWO - size 20-22

•Griffith's gnat - size 20-22

•Coffey's sparkle minnow - size 8-10

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.

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