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Sep 22 St. Peter's Fly Shop

*Update: 09/17/2021* - The Poudre river is open to recreation throughout the whole canyon. As of August 28th the Cameron Peak Fire Closure has been fully lifted. Please be safe and respect the Cameron Peak Fire Burn Scar Region.

The Poudre continues to clear up and conditions continue to improve as we move into fall. After some reports there has been some increased productivity in the lower canyon so driving far will continue to become less of an issue. Days are starting to get shorter and the mornings are a lot cooler over the last week. Water temps will begin to stabilize and the main stem will be your source for good fishing. Gateway has been nothing but a trickle for a while now and it might not be worth the time spent back there when fish are active in the main stem. Now that fall is here fish will spread out to different water types since water will remain cool all day. Mornings have started out with Tricos hatching, then onto Pale Morning Duns and Blue Wing Olives in the late mornings and early afternoons and lots of Caddis during the second half of the day. You'll want to have a couple Tails Up Tricos in the morning with some 6x ready for when the sun hits the water. Come prepped with Ext. Body Mayflies and E/C Caddis for the ladder half of the afternoon. If it gets to be too warm in the afternoon the hatches will slow down and you'll want to switch so a #12-14 tan or gold Chubby Chernobyl. Pretty soon we will get to enjoy some cool mornings so be sure to bring a jacket and some waders if needed. As we approach the fall season start to get your gears turning on streamer fishing. This is an extremely effective way to fish the Poudre once the end of September gets closer and you won't want to miss out. Overall we have seen a big improvement on our home waters since July when the flood and mudslide happened. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call the shop.

Dries: CDC PMD Dun #14-18, Red Quill #12-14, Ext. Body PMD #14-18, Rocky Mt. Mint #14-18, PMX #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, Film Critic PMD #16-18, Para-Adams #14-18, E/C Caddis #14-16, Para-Ant #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18

Nymphs: GC Hares Ear #14-16, Micro Girlde Bug #16, Z-Wing Caddis #16, Montana Prince #14-16, Jigged PMD #16, Pheasant Tail #14-18, Rainbow Warrior #14-18, Poxy Back PMD #14-16, The Ticket #14-16, 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

Sep 19 St. Peter's Fly Shop

*Update: 09/17/2021* - The Poudre river is open to recreation throughout the whole canyon. As of August 28th the Cameron Peak Fire Closure has been fully lifted. Please be safe and respect the Cameron Peak Fire Burn Scar Region.

The Poudre continues to clear up and conditions continue to improve as we move closer to fall. After some reports there has been some increased productivity in the lower canyon so driving far will continue to become less of an issue. Days are starting to get shorter and the mornings are a lot cooler over the last week. Water temps will begin to stabilize and the main stem will be your source for good fishing. Gateway has been nothing but a trickle for a while now and it might not be worth the time spent back there when fish are active in the main stem. We still recommend taking the drive up to places above kelly flats to find the more clear, cooler water. Now that fall is here fish will spread out to different water types since water will remain cool all day. Mornings have started out with Tricos hatching, then onto Pale Morning Duns and Blue Wing Olives in the late mornings and early afternoons and lots of Caddis during the second half of the day. You'll want to have a couple Tails Up Tricos in the morning with some 6x ready for when the sun hits the water. Come prepped with Ext. Body Mayflies and E/C Caddis for the ladder half of the afternoon. If it gets to be too warm in the afternoon the hatches will slow down and you'll want to switch so a #12-14 tan or gold Chubby Chernobyl. Pretty soon we will get to enjoy some cool mornings so be sure to bring a jacket and some waders if needed. As we approach the fall season start to get your gears turning on streamer fishing. This is an extremely effective way to fish the Poudre once the end of September gets closer and you won't want to miss out. Overall we have seen a big improvement on our home waters since July when the flood and mudslide happened. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call the shop.

Dries: CDC PMD Dun #14-18, Red Quill #12-14, Ext. Body PMD #14-18, Rocky Mt. Mint #14-18, PMX #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, Film Critic PMD #16-18, Para-Adams #14-18, E/C Caddis #14-16, Para-Ant #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18

Nymphs: GC Hares Ear #14-16, Micro Girlde Bug #16, Z-Wing Caddis #16, Montana Prince #14-16, Jigged PMD #16, Pheasant Tail #14-18, Rainbow Warrior #14-18, Poxy Back PMD #14-16, The Ticket #14-16, 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

Sep 14 St. Peter's Fly Shop

*Update: 09/09/2021* - The Poudre river is open to recreation throughout the whole canyon. As of August 28th the Cameron Peak Fire Closure has been fully lifted. Please be safe and respect the Cameron Peak Fire Burn Scar Region.

In the last couple of weeks we have seen conditions improving in the lower stretches of the Poudre Canyon. Water was black for about a month and just recently you can start to see the clarity shaping up. Catching fish in the lower canyon has been more of a grind than what we are use to but the fish are still there. The North fork at Gateway Natural Area has been extremely low and hot. Fish have been stressed here so we recommend fishing the main stem of the Poudre. It will be more productive. We highly suggest trying to reach the upper stretches of the canyon to find cooler temperatures, active fish, and clear water. Fish are starting to find their way into the deeper stretches of the river. Don't be afraid to start making those droppers a little bit longer to reach the deeper holes. The hatches have still been amazing. We have come to the end of summer where we can expect to see some Tricos hatching in the morning, Pale Morning Duns and Blue Wing Olives in the late mornings and early afternoons and lots of Caddis during the second half of the day. You'll want to have a couple Tails Up Tricos in the morning with some 6x ready for when the sun hits the water. Come prepped with Ext. Body Mayflies and E/C Caddis for the ladder half of the afternoon. If it gets to be too warm in the afternoon the hatches will slow down and you'll want to switch so a #12-14 tan or gold Chubby Chernobyl. Pretty soon we will get to enjoy some cool mornings so be sure to bring a jacket and some waders if needed. As we approach the fall season start to get your gears turning on streamer fishing. This is an extremely effective way to fish the Poudre once the end of September gets closer and you won't want to miss out. Overall we have seen a big improvement on our home waters since July when the flood and mudslide happened. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call the shop.

Dries: CDC PMD Dun #14-18, Red Quill #12-14, Ext. Body PMD #14-18, Rocky Mt. Mint #14-18, PMX #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, Film Critic PMD #16-18, Para-Adams #14-18, Headlight Sally #14-16

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

Sep 10 St. Peter's Fly Shop

*Update: 09/09/2021* - The Poudre river is open to recreation throughout the whole canyon. As of August 28th the Cameron Peak Fire Closure has been fully lifted. The Larimer Country Sherriff has closed all access between Rustic and the Fish Hatchery until October 1st. Please be safe and respect the Cameron Peak Fire Burn Scar Region.

In the last couple of weeks we have seen conditions improving in the lower stretches of the Poudre Canyon. Water was black for about a month and just recently you can start to see the clarity shaping up. Catching fish in the lower canyon has been more of a grind than what we are use to but the fish are still there. The North fork at Gateway Natural Area has been extremely low and hot. Fish have been stressed here so we recommend fishing the main stem of the Poudre. It will be more productive. We highly suggest trying to reach the upper stretches of the canyon to find cooler temperatures, active fish, and clear water. Fish are starting to find their way into the deeper stretches of the river. Don't be afraid to start making those droppers a little bit longer to reach the deeper holes. The hatches have still been amazing. We have come to the end of summer where we can expect to see some Tricos hatching in the morning, Pale Morning Duns and Blue Wing Olives in the late mornings and early afternoons and lots of Caddis during the second half of the day. You'll want to have a couple Tails Up Tricos in the morning with some 6x ready for when the sun hits the water. Come prepped with Ext. Body Mayflies and E/C Caddis for the ladder half of the afternoon. If it gets to be too warm in the afternoon the hatches will slow down and you'll want to switch so a #12-14 tan or gold Chubby Chernobyl. Pretty soon we will get to enjoy some cool mornings so be sure to bring a jacket and some waders if needed. As we approach the fall season start to get your gears turning on streamer fishing. This is an extremely effective way to fish the Poudre once the end of September gets closer and you won't want to miss out. Overall we have seen a big improvement on our home waters since July when the flood and mudslide happened. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call the shop.

Dries: CDC PMD Dun #14-18, Red Quill #12-14, Ext. Body PMD #14-18, Rocky Mt. Mint #14-18, PMX #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, Film Critic PMD #16-18, Para-Adams #14-18, Headlight Sally #14-16

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