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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 - 08/18/17
The river is in excellent shape with stream levels just a little below normal.
Wading is safe and easy most anywhere. We had one good report from a
customer this past week. Few anglers are fishing the river.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain everyday for the coming
week. High temperatures will range from 69 to 70 degrees and lows from 43 to
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
Western Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Golden Stoneflies, size 10/12, nymphs and adults
Green Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
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.
Western Green drakes are hatching.
Pale Morning Duns are hatching.
Golden stoneflies are hatching.
Spotted Sedges (caddisflies) are hatching.
Green Sedges (caddisflies) are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrial insects may be important at times - Carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and
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hours for a response.
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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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Fly Fishing Rio Grande River, A
description of the Rio Grande River,
Guide to fly fishing the Rio Grande
River, Rio Grande River fishing
seasons, and much more