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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 -
October 26, 2019
Stream levels in all sections remain a little low but in good shape. Several good
hatches are taking place and dry fly fishing has been good. We continue to get
good reports from our customers fishing the river.
7 Day Weather Forecast: Chance of snow through Wednesday, then
clearing. Highs will range from 23 to 44 and lows from 2 to 25 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin & Articulated streamers size 6/4
Scuds, size 14 (some areas)
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Blue-winged Olives, size 16, 18 nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Mahogany Duns, size 18, numphs, emergers, duns and spinners
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
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
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.
Spotted sedge caddis are hatching.
Mahogany duns are hatching.
October Caddis are hatching.
We still think a good 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.
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (email@example.com)
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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