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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 -
May 23, 2019
Good conditions continue, though the stream levels are running a little higher
than normal in some places. Sculpin streamers are still catching the larger
trout,,but keep them slow, and near the bottom. Several hatches are taking
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain through tonight (thursday
05/23). Then it will clear Friday, through the weekend with storms moving in
Monday. Highs will range from 50 to 75 and lows from 36 to 44 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Scuds, size 14 (some areas)
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
Blue-winged Olives, size 20, 18 nymphs, emergers, duns and
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:
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.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
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.
March Browns are starting to hatch.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
Little Black caddis are are hatching.
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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 (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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