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Rio Grande River, Colorado - Fishing Report - 10/21/16
The river stream levels are staying in good shape in all sections of the river.
Wading is easy as the water is just a little below normal levels. Brown trout are
in the pre-spawn stage and taking streamers like our Brown Sculpin and Black
and Olive Matuka Sculpin streamers very well.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain on Monday and Tuesday,
otherwise clear for the next week. High temperatures will range from 56 to 65
degrees and lows from 32 to 35 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies: (we will revise this list next week)
Rate: 376 cfs
Level: 1.28 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 51
Clarity: Clear
Stream Flow Data Near Del Norte CO
Blue-winged Olives, size 16 and 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Spotted Sedges, caddis, size 16/14, larva, pupa and adults
Green Sedge, caddis, 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted Sedges, size 16/14, larva, pupa and adults
Mahogany Duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
October Caddis, size 6, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, 8/10/12
Japanese Beetles, 14/16
Carpenter Ants, 16/18
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.
Mahogany duns are hatching.
October Caddis are hatching.
Green Sedges and Spotted Sedges, both caddisflies, are hatching.
Spotted sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Terrestrial insects such as ants, beetles and hoppers are important foods to imitate.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
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 (
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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