Poudre River Fishing Report:
Fall has officially moved into the Rockies and with it come cooler temps and happy fish. The abundant water that we saw throughout the summer will help make this fall one of the best we've seen in years. We are seeing blue wing olives and midges consistently hatching throughout the canyon and in town so it's time to break out those smaller dries and emergers. Sizing down is becoming key to success both in town and up the canyon as flows have become low, slow, and clear causing fish to be a bit pickier. We're recommending fishing 5x or 6x monofilament or nylon to the dry and 5x or 6x to nymphs. Matching the hatch is definitely not the only way to catch fish this time of year though. Brown trout are particularly hungry and aggressive as they get ready for spawning, so fishing large streamers is an exciting technique to use this time of year.
Dries: Para Madam X #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, , Parawulff Adams #18-22, Rocky Mountain Mint Adams #16-18, Winger Parachute BWO #18, Sprout Midge #18-20, Mole Fly #18-22
Nymphs: Rainbow Warrior #16-22, Anatomical BWO's #18-20, Tung Guide's choice hare's ear #14-18, Iron Lotus #12-18, Red & Olive Two Bit Hookers #16-18, Copper Ribbed RS-2 #20, Poison Tung #18-20
Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, Orange Blossom Special #8, Slump Buster Rust #6, Aggravator Prince #6, 'Nilla Bugger #8-10, Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Mini Dungeon
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