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Jun 17 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report: 232 cfs @ Fort Collins, 1500 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 74 cfs @ North Fork below Seaman Reservoir.

*Update: 6/16/2021* - Portions of Highway 14 are closed to recreation Between Kelly Flats Campground and Cameron Pass. Potential penalties and fines are in place. Click here for the link to the United States Department of Agriculture site with more info.

June has arrived and the high water and hot weather is here. Fear not, big bugs are crawling around and Caddis are emerging all over the river. While we have seen an increase in precipitation compared to last year at this time, it has helped keep the river healthy and fishing even with a handful of off color days due to last years fire. With this recent hot spell and little precipitation, water levels are beginning to drop. A hopper dropper rig with a size #10 or #12 Chubby Chernobyl, PMX, or Hopper with a size #10-14 DB Peacock Stone, Prince, or Wired Stone underneath has still been doing the job tight to the bank in the soft water. With all the Caddis along the willows be sure to bring your Tickets, Plan C Caddis, and Swinging Caddis, these will all pick up fish and are a great second fly on your dropper rig setup about 8-10 inches from your stonefly. I like to carry a few dries with me for the Caddis we are now seeing and Blue Wing Olives that have been coming off, as the day wears on you may see fish poking there heads up in spots where conditions allow. Slower, shallow inside edges can be a fantastic spot for this. Lastly, don't be afraid to throw some streamers around, Dungeons, Rusty Trombones, Krystal Buggers and larger profile streamers are the ticket right now. Give them something to see and hit quickly in the tight pockets we're fishing in higher water. Any small eddy or slower walking paced water with spots to hide will hold fish this time of year. Holding comfortably while being able to feed is the name of the game right now for the fish.

Please keep in mind that there is unfortunately no recreation allowed between Kelly Flats and Cameron's pass with the exception of day use areas and some camp grounds. We highly recommend looking at the new updated map that came out on May 26th in the link above. Closed areas will not be taped or fenced off and it is our responsibility to know where we can and cannot access the river. Places North of Kelly Flats will be open but shortly after Dadd Gulch everything on the North side will be closed. Rustic will be completely off limits due to public health and safety concerns.

We love to get out there and if we weren't in the shop, we'd be out fishing. Have fun for us!

Dries: CDC Baetis Dun #14-20, Red Quill #12-14, Ext. Body BWO #14-18, Mole Fly #14-20, PMX #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, Film Critic BWO #16-20, Para-Adams #14-20, Sprout BWO #14-18

Nymphs: Smethurst's 20 Bomb #10-16, Micro Girlde Bug #16, Restless Peacock Stone #10-14, Montana Prince #12-16, Sparkle Worm #10, GC Hares Ear #12-16, Rainbow Warrior #14-18, Pheasant Tail Nymph #12-18, The Ticket #14-18, San Juan Worm #10

Streamers: Micro Sex Dungeon, Trick or Treat #4, Sparkle Minnow Brownie, Articulated Goldie, Black Wooly Bugger, Slump Buster, Copper Thin Mint #6-12, Meat Whistle Black

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

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

Jun 03 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report: 1,010 cfs @ Fort Collins, 1,670 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 368 cfs @ North Fork below Seaman Reservoir.

*Update: 5/31/2021* - Portions of Highway 14 are closed to recreation Between Kelly Flats Campground and Cameron Pass. Potential penalties and fines are in place. Click here for the link to the United States Department of Agriculture site with more info.

June has arrived and the high water is here. Fear not, big bugs are crawling around and Caddis and Blue Wing olives are emerging all over the river. While we have seen an increase in precipitation compared to last year at this time, it has helped keep the river healthy and fishing even with a handful of off color days due to last years fire. Thankfully the rain has kept coming and with it a healthy outlook for the year. With water as it is, we have to remember that we just need to change up our techniques in order to still catch some fish. A hopper dropper rig with a size #10 or #12 Chubby Chernobyl, PMX, or Hopper with a size #10-14 DB Peacock Stone, Prince, or Wired Stone underneath has been doing the job tight to the bank in the soft water. With all the Caddis along the willows be sure to bring your Tickets, Plan C Caddis, and Swinging Caddis, these will all pick up fish and are a great second fly on your dropper rig setup about 8-10 inches from your stonefly. I like to carry a few dries with me for the Caddis we are now seeing and Blue Wing Olives that have been coming off, as the day wears on you may see fish poking there heads up in spots where conditions allow. Slower, shallow inside edges can be a fantastic spot for this. Lastly, don't be afraid to throw some streamers around, Dungeons, Rusty Trombones, Krystal Buggers and larger profile streamers are the ticket right now. Give them something to see and hit quickly in the tight pockets we're fishing in higher water. Any small eddy or slower walking paced water with spots to hide will hold fish this time of year. Holding comfortably while being able to feed is the name of the game right now for the fish.

Please keep in mind that there is unfortunately no recreation allowed between Kelly Flats and Cameron's pass with the exception of day use areas and some camp grounds. We highly recommend looking at the new updated map that came out on May 26th in the link above. Closed areas will not be taped or fenced off and it is our responsibility to know where we can and cannot access the river. Places North of Kelly Flats will be open but shortly after Dadd Gulch everything on the North side will be closed. Rustic will be completely off limits due to public health and safety concerns.

We love to get out there and if we weren't in the shop, we'd be out fishing. Have fun for us!

Dries: PMX #8-12, Chubby Chernobyl #8-12, Amy's Ant #8-12, Elk Hair Caddis #12-16, E/C Caddis #14-16, CDC Baetis Dun #18-20, Ext. Body BWO #18-20, Mole Fly #18-22,

Nymphs: Smethurst's 20 Bomb #10-14, Girdle Bug #8-14, Restless Peacock Stone #10-14, Montana Prince #12-16, Sparkle Worm #10, GC Hares Ear #12-16, Rainbow Warrior #14-18, Pheasant Tail Nymph #12-18, The Ticket #14-18, San Juan Worm #10

Streamers: Micro Sex Dungeon, Trick or Treat #4, Sparkle Minnow Brownie, Articulated Goldie, Black Wooly Bugger, Slump Buster, Copper Thin Mint #6-12, Meat Whistle Black

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

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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