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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.
South Platte River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
August 20, 2018
Conditions remain good except the stream is low. The cooler weather is helping
and rain is on the way.. Pale morning duns, and Tricos are hatching. Sculpin
streamers are still catching the larger trout,,but keep them slow, and near the
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain through Wednesday,
otherwise clear for this next week. Highs will range from 76 to 86 and lows from
52 to 59 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Scuds, size 14 (some areas)
Blue-winged Olives, size 20, 18 nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Green Sedges (caddisflies), size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners.
Little Yellow Stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16
Sandwich Hoppers - Green/Brown, size 4 to 12
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Our Brown and White Belly Sculpin are great flies to use at this time.
The Olive Matuka and Black Matuka sculpin streamers are good flies to use at this time.
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
Scuds are available for the trout to eat year-round.
Tricos are hatching.
Pale Morning duns are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Green sedge caddisflies are hatching.
Terrestrials such as Carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and Hoppers are working.
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with the dates you will be fishing this
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2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (email@example.com)
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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