Cache La Poudre River

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Aug 08 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report:

Holy cow it's already August, hopefully you've had some time on water and if not get out there because the fishing is on fire! Clarity in the canyon is phenomenal and water levels are coming down into the ideal range. The dropping water has fish keying into bigger bugs on the surface and has given us an excuse to throw larger dries. We are seeing PMDs, caddis, and yellow sallies coming off throughout the river, and the terrestrial bite is getting better every day. Come armed with beetles and ants, some of our favorites are the hippie stomper and the-ant acid. It's also good idea to come prepared with some tricos which could be coming off any day now. An E/C caddis is one of the best prospecting tools in the canyon this time of year. A PMX with a PMD nymph is a killer rig for the banks and pocket water as well. We're seeing fish moving back out into the middle of the river as flows stabilize and the opportunity to fish both banks is becoming reality again. When the fish aren't rising, nymphing a rainbow warrior or iron sally is a great option. Town fishing has been a great option and has offered some of the best hatches we've seen this year. Throwing dry flies and nymphs can be the most productive approaches in town but stripping a larger streamer can yield some larger fish.

Recommended Patterns:

Dries: Para Madam X #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, Amy's Ant Olive and Purple #10-14, EC Caddis #12-18, Elvira's Cicada #10, Split Flag Adams #14-20, Headlight Caddis #14-18, Hippie Stomper #12,16, Female Trico Spinner #20-22, Goddard Caddis #14-18

Nymphs: Bead head Prince's #14-18, Hotwire Prince #14-18, Ticket #14,16, C-N Yellow Sally #14,16, Rainbow Warrior #16-22, Anatomical BWO's #18-20, Tung Guide's choice hare's ear #14-18, Tung Swing Caddis #16-18, Iron Sally #16-10, Two Bit Stone #14-10, Poxyback PMD #16-18, Iron Lotus #12-18

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, Orange Blossom Special #8, Slump Buster Black #6, Aggravator Prince #6, 'Nilla Bugger #8-10, Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Mini Dungeon

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

Aug 05 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report:

Holy cow it's already August, hopefully you've had some time on water and if not get out there because the fishing is on fire! Clarity in the canyon is phenomenal and water levels are coming down into the ideal range. The dropping water has fish keying into bigger bugs on the surface and has given us an excuse to throw larger dries. We are seeing PMDs, caddis, and yellow sallies coming off throughout the river, and the terrestrial bite is getting better every day. Come armed with beetles and ants, some of our favorites are the hippie stomper and the-ant acid. It's also good idea to come prepared with some tricos which could be coming off any day now. An E/C caddis is one of the best prospecting tools in the canyon this time of year. A PMX with a PMD nymph is a killer rig for the banks and pocket water as well. We're seeing fish moving back out into the middle of the river as flows stabilize and the opportunity to fish both banks is becoming reality again. When the fish aren't rising, nymphing a rainbow warrior or iron sally is a great option. Town fishing has been a great option and has offered some of the best hatches we've seen this year. Throwing dry flies and nymphs can be the most productive approaches in town but stripping a larger streamer can yield some larger fish.

Recommended Patterns:

Dries: Para Madam X #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, Amy's Ant Olive and Purple #10-14, EC Caddis #12-18, Elvira's Cicada #10, Split Flag Adams #14-20, Headlight Caddis #14-18, Hippie Stomper #12,16, Female Trico Spinner #20-22, Goddard Caddis #14-18

Nymphs: Bead head Prince's #14-18, Hotwire Prince #14-18, Crystal Hunch PMD #16-18, Ticket #14,16, C-N Yellow Sally #14,16, Gumdrop #16, Rainbow Warrior #16-22, Anatomical BWO's #18-20, Tung Guide's choice hare's ear #14-18, Tung Swing Caddis #16-18, Iron Sally #16-10, Two Bit Stone #14-10, Poxyback PMD #16-18, Iron Lotus #12-18

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, Orange Blossom Special #8, Slump Buster Black #6, Aggravator Prince #6, 'Nilla Bugger #8-10, Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Mini Dungeon

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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