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Oct 21 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report:

*Update: 10/21/2020, 10 AM*- Highway 14 is closed to recreation past GATEWAY NATURAL AREA with the recent fire activity. Potential penalties and fines will be in place for those who don't listen to restrictions. Fire acreage is now at 203,253. Fire Containment is at 62%. Click here for the link to the USFS Inciweb site with more info.

We are rolling closer to the end of October and come Sunday, we may be seeing some snow. This won't be a large amount but as always the fish will feel the urgency to continuously eat before winter actually arrives. We are doing our best to stay updated with fire reports but as of now Roosevelt National Forrest is closed to recreation. Lean on places like N.Shields Bridge in Fort Collins or start thinking about taking a fishing trip to end your season. Either way, Streamer season has arrived. Brown trout will spawn during the fall. With that comes an aggressive, territorial, preditory instinct to ensure they have the best chances at reproducing. Fishing with other flies to mimic injured or young baitfish will stimulate this instinct and fish will engulf your fly. Patterns such as a Thin Mint or a Natural Micro-Dungeon has been our favorite patterns to fish this time of year. Nothing quite beats the feeling of a fish hitting and then eating your streamer out of aggression. We highly recommend trying a streamer or two during your day. It helps improve your skills as an angler and you'll encounter some of the hardest fighting fish all year. Aside from streamer fishing we are starting to get into technical dry fly and nymphing techniques. Slimming down your leaders and tippet sizes will be a very important key to success when water is crystal clear. Fish are at the peak of their awareness and will make sure that escaping danger is their main priority. Don't be surprised to see fish spook with small movements. They are smart and know their environment very well. Some of the bugs you'll be focusing in on are going to be things like Blue Wing Olives, Midges, and Caddis. BWO's will be your main friend as their nymphs will be productive in the morning, and emergers and dries start to hatch fairly early and carry into the afternoon. On the warmest days you will see a couple of caddis flying about but most of the takes will come from nymphing a size 14 larvae or pupae close to bottom. Think about spending most of the time out with some dry flies on your rig. If catching fish isn't a huge priority, it will be some of the last times we can catch fish on dry flies for the remaining season. There is options on what we can fish from dries, to nymphs, to streamers but finding places will be more of a hunt. Although the Forrest Department has The Poudre Canyon shut down to recreation, we are still able to fish tailwaters like Cheesman Canyon, The Grey Reef, and The Miracle Mile just to name a few in the region. This gives the fire crews uninterrupted time to save our backyard. As always come by the shop to chat and we can help you with any questions you may have. Enjoy!

Dries: Ext.Body BWO #16-22, Film Critic BWO #20-22, Parachute Adams #14-16, Chubby Chernobyls #16, PMX #16, Rocky Mountain Mint #18-20, Griffith's Gnat #18-22, Klinkhammer Baetis #18-22, Q's Split Flag Adams #16-22

Nymphs: Pheasant Tail #18-22, Tak's Go2 Caddis #14-16, Split Back Shady #16, Micro Mayfly #18-20, Prince Nymph #10-16, Juju Baetis #18-22, Anatomical BWO #16-18, Sparkle Wing RS2"s #18-22

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Mini Dungeon, Goldie, Black Wooly Bugger.

For any questions on how to tackle the Poudre whether it's location, rigs, or flies stop by either shop before you head out.

Other Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::

To Book your guide trip please contact the shop at (970) 498-8968.

This report was written by St. Peter's Fly Shop: http://www.stpetes.com
970-498-8968

Oct 21 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report:

*Update: 10/21/2020, 10 AM*- Highway 14 is closed to recreation past GATEWAY NATURAL AREA with the recent fire activity. Potential penalties and fines will be in place for those who don't listen to restrictions. Fire acreage is now at 203,253. Fire Containment is at 62%. Click here for the link to the USFS Inciweb site with more info.

We are rolling closer to the end of October and come Sunday, we may be seeing some snow. This won't be a large amount but as always the fish will feel the urgency to continuously eat before winter actually arrives. We are doing our best to stay updated with fire reports but as of now Roosevelt National Forrest is closed to recreation. Lean on places like N.Shields Bridge in Fort Collins or start thinking about taking a fishing trip to end your season. Either way, Streamer season has arrived. Brown trout will spawn during the fall. With that comes an aggressive, territorial, preditory instinct to ensure they have the best chances at reproducing. Fishing with other flies to mimic injured or young baitfish will stimulate this instinct and fish will engulf your fly. Patterns such as a Thin Mint or a Natural Micro-Dungeon has been our favorite patterns to fish this time of year. Nothing quite beats the feeling of a fish hitting and then eating your streamer out of aggression. We highly recommend trying a streamer or two during your day. It helps improve your skills as an angler and you'll encounter some of the hardest fighting fish all year. Aside from streamer fishing we are starting to get into technical dry fly and nymphing techniques. Slimming down your leaders and tippet sizes will be a very important key to success when water is crystal clear. Fish are at the peak of their awareness and will make sure that escaping danger is their main priority. Don't be surprised to see fish spook with small movements. They are smart and know their environment very well. Some of the bugs you'll be focusing in on are going to be things like Blue Wing Olives, Midges, and Caddis. BWO's will be your main friend as their nymphs will be productive in the morning, and emergers and dries start to hatch fairly early and carry into the afternoon. On the warmest days you will see a couple of caddis flying about but most of the takes will come from nymphing a size 14 larvae or pupae close to bottom. Think about spending most of the time out with some dry flies on your rig. If catching fish isn't a huge priority, it will be some of the last times we can catch fish on dry flies for the remaining season. There is options on what we can fish from dries, to nymphs, to streamers but finding places will be more of a hunt. Although the Forrest Department has The Poudre Canyon shut down to recreation, we are still able to fish tailwaters like Cheesman Canyon, The Grey Reef, and The Miracle Mile just to name a few in the region. This gives the fire crews uninterrupted time to save our backyard. As always come by the shop to chat and we can help you with any questions you may have. Enjoy!

Dries: Ext.Body BWO #16-22, Film Critic BWO #20-22, Parachute Adams #14-16, Chubby Chernobyls #16, PMX #16, Rocky Mountain Mint #18-20, Griffith's Gnat #18-22, Klinkhammer Baetis #18-22, Q's Split Flag Adams #16-22

Nymphs: Pheasant Tail #18-22, Tak's Go2 Caddis #14-16, Split Back Shady #16, Micro Mayfly #18-20, Prince Nymph #10-16, Juju Baetis #18-22, Anatomical BWO #16-18, Sparkle Wing RS2"s #18-22

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Mini Dungeon, Goldie, Black Wooly Bugger.

For any questions on how to tackle the Poudre whether it's location, rigs, or flies stop by either shop before you head out.

Other Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::

To Book your guide trip please contact the shop at (970) 498-8968.

This report was written by St. Peter's Fly Shop: http://www.stpetes.com
970-498-8968

Oct 17 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report:

*Update: 10/17/2020, 10 AM*- Highway 14 is closed to recreation past Stove Prairie Rd with the recent fire activity. Potential penalties and fines will be in place for those who don't listen to restrictions. Fire acreage is now at 187,537. Fire Containment is at 57%. Click here for the link to the USFS Inciweb site with more info.

The tempatures are starting to drop as we move further into fall. Water levels have started to lower a little bit in the Poudre Canyon and with that comes more technical fishing. We are now at the time in the year where mornings will be cool and afternoons will be warm. Pack a fleece for the morning and be ready to de-layer as the time goes on. The mornings have been great times to get out since the air is cooler and the sun is not yet overhead. Come prepared with a handful of BWO patterns. In the cooler mornings they will be the first hatch you will see. As the afternoon temps begin to move in something like a small ant or beetle pattern. These offerings will replace the small mayflies and the fish will be the ones to let you know when it's time. Caddis Larvae have gotten pretty big but the temperatures are too cool for them to actually hatch. Try dropping a size 12 or 14 Ticket below your small terrestrial to make a juicy meal. Regardless, be ready with both Blue Wing Olive and small midge nymphs, emergers, and dries for when they start coming off. Pairing up a PMX or Chubby with a smaller BWO adult or emerger in the lower canyon will see some success as well. With the several cold snaps Northern Colorado has gotten, the terrestrial bite has slowed down significantly. The larger foam bugs are still applicable for dry dropper fishing, but consider using smaller dries to keep those nymphs afloat. The streamer fishing is beginning to pick up and will continue to get much better as we work into the later parts of October. Thin mints or Mini-Dungeons are always a solid choice to entice a few strikes. Be sure to have a few lighter colors and dark colors, depending on the lighting conditions you may need to change up to see exactly what the fish are looking to chase down. If you have any questions feel free the call or stop by the shop and get some info on the local water.

Dries: Ext.Body BWO #16-22, Film Critic BWO #20-22, Parachute Adams #14-16, Chubby Chernobyls #16, PMX #16, Rocky Mountain Mint #18-20, Griffith's Gnat #18-22, Klinkhammer Baetis #18-22, Q's Split Flag Adams #16-22

Nymphs: Pheasant Tail #18-22, Tak's Go2 Caddis #14-16, Split Back Shady #16, Micro Mayfly #18-20, Prince Nymph #10-16, Juju Baetis #18-22, Anatomical BWO #16-18, Sparkle Wing RS2"s #18-22

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Mini Dungeon, Goldie, Black Wooly Bugger.

For any questions on how to tackle the Poudre whether it's location, rigs, or flies stop by either shop before you head out.

Other Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::

To Book your guide trip please contact the shop at (970) 498-8968.

This report was written by St. Peter's Fly Shop: http://www.stpetes.com
970-498-8968

Oct 15 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report:

*Update: 10/15/2020, 10 AM*- Highway 14 is closed to recreation up until Gateway Natural Area with the recent fire activity on the 14th of October. Potential penalties and fines will be in place for those who don't listen to restrictions. Fire acreage is now at 127,006. Fire Containment is at 42%. Click here for the link to the USFS Inciweb site with more info.

The tempatures are starting to drop as we move further into fall. Water levels have started to lower a little bit in the Poudre Canyon and with that comes more technical fishing. We are now at the time in the year where mornings will be cool and afternoons will be warm. Pack a fleece for the morning and be ready to de-layer as the time goes on. The mornings have been great times to get out since the air is cooler and the sun is not yet overhead. Come prepared with a handful of BWO patterns. In the cooler mornings they will be the first hatch you will see. As the afternoon temps begin to move in something like a small ant or beetle pattern. These offerings will replace the small mayflies and the fish will be the ones to let you know when it's time. Caddis Larvae have gotten pretty big but the temperatures are too cool for them to actually hatch. Try dropping a size 12 or 14 Ticket below your small terrestrial to make a juicy meal. Regardless, be ready with both Blue Wing Olive and small midge nymphs, emergers, and dries for when they start coming off. Pairing up a PMX or Chubby with a smaller BWO adult or emerger in the lower canyon will see some success as well. With the several cold snaps Northern Colorado has gotten, the terrestrial bite has slowed down significantly. The larger foam bugs are still applicable for dry dropper fishing, but consider using smaller dries to keep those nymphs afloat. The streamer fishing is beginning to pick up and will continue to get much better as we work into the later parts of October. Thin mints or Mini-Dungeons are always a solid choice to entice a few strikes. Be sure to have a few lighter colors and dark colors, depending on the lighting conditions you may need to change up to see exactly what the fish are looking to chase down. If you have any questions feel free the call or stop by the shop and get some info on the local water.

Dries: Ext.Body BWO #16-22, Film Critic BWO #20-22, Parachute Adams #14-16, Chubby Chernobyls #16, PMX #16, Rocky Mountain Mint #18-20, Griffith's Gnat #18-22, Klinkhammer Baetis #18-22, Q's Split Flag Adams #16-22

Nymphs: Pheasant Tail #18-22, Tak's Go2 Caddis #14-16, Split Back Shady #16, Micro Mayfly #18-20, Prince Nymph #10-16, Juju Baetis #18-22, Anatomical BWO #16-18, Sparkle Wing RS2"s #18-22

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Mini Dungeon, Goldie, Black Wooly Bugger.

For any questions on how to tackle the Poudre whether it's location, rigs, or flies stop by either shop before you head out.

Other Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::

To Book your guide trip please contact the shop at (970) 498-8968.

This report was written by St. Peter's Fly Shop: http://www.stpetes.com
970-498-8968

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