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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 & 12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report - Colorado River (Lees Ferry), Arizona - October 19, 2020
Lees Ferry tailwater:
Stream levels are at a normal level. We are still getting some good reports. Articulated Sculpin streamers continue to catch the
Rate: 7590 cfs
Level: 7.95 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 53
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow at Lees Ferry
7 Day Weather Forecast: (Click here for more detailed weather info)
Recommended Trout Flies:
Blue-winged Olives, size 18/16, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20.22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20.22, larva, pupa and adults
Scuds, size 14
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin, White Belly Sculpin and articulated streamers, size 6/4
Spotted sedge caddis, size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
October caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Little Yellow Stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Black Carpenter Ants, size 16/18
Japanese Beetles, size 14/16
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, Brown, size 6/8/10/12
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Various species of Blue-winged olives are still the most plentiful and available trout food at this time. They are bi-brooded. They
don't always hatch, but a BWO nymph always catches trout because the nymphs are very active at this time of the year.
Hatches do occur, mostly on cloudy days.
The Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin and/or the Brown and White belly Sculpin are great flies to use for the larger size
trout and is also what we suggest fishing when the discharges are on the high side.
An alternate strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the
midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult midge only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
Scuds are available for the trout to eat year-round.
Spotted sedge caddis are hatching. Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching. October Caddis are hatching.
Japanese beetles are working.
Carpenter ants are working.
Sandwich hoppers are working.
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