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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 -
August 18, 2017
The conditions are excellent. Stream levels are good in all sections. Wading is
safe and easy most anywhere. The few anglers fishing are catching plenty of
trout. There are still some very good hatches taking place.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain next Thursday, otherwise
clear for the next week. Highs will range from 81 to 83 degrees and lows from
46 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
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:
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 the
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.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrials may be important at times - Carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and hoppers.
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