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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 to 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 line size
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
North Platte River, Wyoming - Fishing Report -
April 14, 2019
Good hatches are taking place. Winter and Skwala stoneflies are hatching. The water is
cold but most of the slush ice is gone in the middle and lower sections of the river.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of snow tomorow and Sunday and
Monday, otherwise clear for this coming week. Highs will range from 50 to 67 degrees
and lows from 32 to 38 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives, size 16/20, nymphs, emegers, duns and spinners
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Skwala Stoneflies: size 10, nymphs and adults
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
March Browns, size 12/14, numphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Black Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
We still think a good 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.
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are great streamers to use at this time. The Black
Matuka Sculpin and Olive Matuka Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for the larger
size trout. Fish them in low light conditions.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
March Browns are hatching.
Little Black caddis are hatching.
Skwala stoneflies are hatching.
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with the dates you will be fishing this
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fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
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