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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 & 12 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 Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Yampa River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
June 23, 2017
The river is in good shape with low discharges from the dams and good stream
levels. Much of the river can be waded with caution. There are lots of insects
hatching and lots of trout being caught by our customers.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is no chance of rain for the next week. Highs
will range from 76 to 84 degrees and lows from 42 to 47 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Brown and White Belly Sculpin Streamers, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
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
Western Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Salmonflies, size 4/6, nymphs and adults
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
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are great flies to use for the next
Midges are always important in a tailwater. It is almost alway best 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
Various species of Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Western Green drakes should start anytime now, if not already.
Pale Morning Duns are starting to hatch.
Golden stoneflies should start hatching anytime if not already.
Salmonflies are starting to hatch.
Spotted Sedges (caddisflies) are hatching.
Green Sedges (caddisflies) are hatching.
|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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