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

Fishing & River Report

 August 7, 2020

            Flows below Cheesman Reservoir: 355 CFS



Fishing has been good and it’s time to breakout the small stuff. River clarity is good with resent increases of flows this week. The main hatches are Tricos, Midges and Caddis. Dry dropper/double dropper and hoppers are productive and a recommended setup.


The dry fly fishing has been good with Tricos in the mornings with small sizes 22-26. Also look for the caddis hopping the surface.


We are expecting river flows to be increasing in early August. Expect 250 to 350 CFS which is normal for mid summer.


          Help us keep the river and river banks clean of trash, pack out any trash you see!!!




Recommended Flies:



  • Pat’s Rubberleggs
  • San Juan Worms
  • Stone Flies
  • Egg Paterns
  • Mercury FB Black Beauty size 20 and 22
  • Miracle Midge size 20 and 22
  • Zebra Midge size 20 and 22
  • Grey RS2 size 20 and 22
  • Mercury Pheasant Tail size 20-22
  • Whitley’s RS2 Grey size 22
  • Chocolate Thunder size 20
  • Two Bit Hooker size 18
  • Stalcup’s Baetis size 20 and 22
  • Buckskin size 20-22
  • Barr Emerger BWO size 20-22

Dry Flies

  • Parachute Adams size 20-24
  • Parachute BWO size 20-24
  • Trico size 22-26
  • Sparkle Dunn BWO size 22

The Dream Stream:  77 cfs

No new report this week.


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

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