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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 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 Supreme Four, Superb Five
or Ultimate Six
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
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Rio Grande River, Colorado - Fishing Report - 04/08/19
Stream levels are low but good shape. Fish the middle and lower elevations.
There are some good hatches of Little Brown stoneflies and March Browns
taking place. Slush ice is in the uppermost sections of the river.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is chance of snow from Wednesday through
Saturday, then clearing. High temperatures will range from 30 to 54 degrees
and lows from 13 to 29 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies: (we will revise this list next week)
Blue-winged Olives, size 16 and 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
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
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:
Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
Brown Sculpin and the White Belly Sculpin streamers are flies you don't want to be
caught short on.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
March Browns are hatching.
Little Black Caddis are hatching.
Black and olive Matuka sculpin streamers are also working good.
We still think the best 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
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