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Jun 25 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Please be safe and respect the Cameron Peak Fire Burn Scar Region.

The Poudre has started to come down! And both the fish and bugs are starting to pay attention! Water is still on the high side, so focusing on the slow water underneath overhanging vegetation, behind rocks, or long deep and slow seams. The slow water makes it easy for fish to hold close to the bank and the off color water helps camouflage themselves to keep them safe from overhead predators. With high and slightly off color water, big bugs have been flushed out into the river system, fish are looking to take advantage of these bigger meals and all the nutrients the river has to offer! The Salmon Flies are still barely holding on towards the upper stretches, however we got our Green Drakes on the way. Within the next couple weeks we will start to see fish keying into these bugs. Having some adults and larval patterns will be your best bet. Flies such as the CDC Flav Dun in sizes #10-12, Film Critic Drake #10-12, Parawulf Drake #10-12, Two-Bit Green Drake #10-12, Drake Bomb #10-12, or flashy patterns like Rainbow Warriors, Sparkle Worms, and The Ticket are producing fish in the slow and deep seams that the highwater timeframe can create in the Poudre. These patterns create big and flashy silhouettes in the water. The fish will see them easier and when water gets colored like this, nymphing is perhaps the more productive way to find the fish but hopper-dropper rigs with a #12 Chubby or PMX can hold a bigger nymph and you might get an eat on the hopper. Each day these terrestrials are getting closer to the river and will eventually end up in the water. With dark waters upon us, don't be afraid to toss a streamer or two. Fish will eat streamers often times in dark water just simply for the fact that they can see it, so don't be afraid to break out the big boys! Don't be afraid to call us or stop by if you have questions or need help.

The flows in Gateway have been extremely low over the last few weeks. However, if you do find yourself in Gateway, this is where you'll find the clear water inside the Poudre Canyon. Fish have been very active in this section of water. Small dry flies, stealthy approaches, and delicate presentations are the best way to target these fish. Don't be afraid to toss a few streamers into the runs where you see fish are active. Even if they turn away the dry fly, there may be some bigger fish waiting for a bigger meal.

The Poudre in town has also been fishing well and is worth a try if you only have a couple hours to fish. Water is slightly off color, so don't be afraid to use larger patterns to try and grab a fish's attention with a large silhouette and hold on! Access points like Shields Bridge and Watson Reservoir are great places to start. This section can hold some pretty smart fish so work the water meticulously and efficiently with the same techniques and you will be surprised with what you may find.

Dries: Bank Robber #4-6, Ext. Body BWO #18-20, Chubby Chernobyl #08-16, Adams #12-18, Para-Adams #14-16, PMX #12-16, Foam PMX #12, Stubby Chubby #16-18, Headlight Caddis #12-16, E/C Caddis #12-16, Split Flag Adams #14-18

Nymphs: Prince Nymph #8-10, Montana Prince Nymph #12-16, Jig Wonky Worm #12, Pheasant Tail #10-12, Rainbow Warrior #16-18, Sparkle Worm #12, Jig San Juan Worm #12, Pat's Rubberlegs #10-12, Restless Stone #6-12, Rubberlegs #8-12, Gold Biot Stones #10-16, Bead Head Prince #8-14

Streamers: Micro Sex Dungeon, Beldar Bugger #6, Sparkle Minnow Brown #08, Articulated Goldie, Black Wooly Bugger, Slump Buster, Copper Thin Mint #6-12, Baby Swim Coach #4, Hot Head Leech #10

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 22 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Please be safe and respect the Cameron Peak Fire Burn Scar Region.

The Poudre has started to come down! And both the fish and bugs are starting to pay attention! Water is still on the high side, so focusing on the slow water underneath overhanging vegetation, behind rocks, or long deep and slow seams. The slow water makes it easy for fish to hold close to the bank and the off color water helps camouflage themselves to keep them safe from overhead predators. With high and slightly off color water, big bugs have been flushed out into the river system, fish are looking to take advantage of these bigger meals and all the nutrients the river has to offer! These next few days we will still have fish looking for the Salmon Flies. These bugs hatch their way up river, and once fish key in on them, they want nothing else. So make sure that you have a few Salmon Fly Patterns such as the Bank Robber #4-6, and the King Kong #4-6. Things like Prince Nymphs in a size #14-10, Girdle Bugs in #14-10 or flashy patterns like Rainbow Warriors, Sparkle Worms, and The Ticket are producing fish in the slow and deep seams that the highwater timeframe can create in the Poudre. These patterns create big and flashy silhouettes in the water. The fish will see them easier and when water gets colored like this, nymphing is perhaps the more productive way to find the fish but hopper-dropper rigs with a #12 Chubby or PMX can hold a bigger nymph and you might get an eat on the hopper. Each day these terrestrials are getting closer to the river and will eventually end up in the water. With dark waters upon us, don't be afraid to toss a streamer or two. Fish will eat streamers often times in dark water just simply for the fact that they can see it, so don't be afraid to break out the big boys! Don't be afraid to call us or stop by if you have questions or need help.

The flows in Gateway have been extremely low over the last few weeks. However, if you do find yourself in Gateway, this is where you'll find the clear water inside the Poudre Canyon. Fish have been very active in this section of water. Small dry flies, stealthy approaches, and delicate presentations are the best way to target these fish. Don't be afraid to toss a few streamers into the runs where you see fish are active. Even if they turn away the dry fly, there may be some bigger fish waiting for a bigger meal.

The Poudre in town has also been fishing well and is worth a try if you only have a couple hours to fish. Water is slightly off color, so don't be afraid to use larger patterns to try and grab a fish's attention with a large silhouette and hold on! Access points like Shields Bridge and Watson Reservoir are great places to start. This section can hold some pretty smart fish so work the water meticulously and efficiently with the same techniques and you will be surprised with what you may find.

Dries: Bank Robber #4-6, Ext. Body BWO #18-20, Chubby Chernobyl #08-16, Adams #12-18, Para-Adams #14-16, PMX #12-16, Foam PMX #12, Stubby Chubby #16-18, Headlight Caddis #12-16, E/C Caddis #12-16, Split Flag Adams #14-18

Nymphs: Prince Nymph #8-10, Montana Prince Nymph #12-16, Jig Wonky Worm #12, Pheasant Tail #10-12, Rainbow Warrior #16-18, Sparkle Worm #12, Jig San Juan Worm #12, Pat's Rubberlegs #10-12, Restless Stone #6-12, Rubberlegs #8-12, Gold Biot Stones #10-16, Bead Head Prince #8-14

Streamers: Micro Sex Dungeon, Beldar Bugger #6, Sparkle Minnow Brown #08, Articulated Goldie, Black Wooly Bugger, Slump Buster, Copper Thin Mint #6-12, Baby Swim Coach #4, Hot Head Leech #10

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 21 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Please be safe and respect the Cameron Peak Fire Burn Scar Region.

The Poudre has started to come down! And both the fish and bugs are starting to pay attention! Water is still on the high side, so focusing on the slow water undneath overhanging vegetation, behind rocks, or long deep and slow seams. The slow water makes it easy for fish to hold close to the bank and the off color water helps camouflage themselves to keep them safe from overhead predators. With high and slightly off color water, big bugs have been flushed out into the river system, fish are looking to take advantage of these bigger meals and all the nutrients the river has to offer! Things like Prince Nymphs in a size #14-10, Girdle Bugs in #14-10 or flashy patterns like Rainbow Warriors, Sparkle Worms, and The Ticket. These patterns create big and flashy silhouettes in the water. The fish will see them easier and when water gets colored like this, nymphing is perhaps the more productive way to find the fish but hopper-dropper rigs with a #12 Chubby or PMX can hold a bigger nymph and you might get an eat on the hopper. Each day these terrestrials are getting closer to the river and will eventually end up in the water. With dark waters upon us, don't be afraid to toss a streamer or two. Fish will eat streamers often times in dark water just simply for the fact that they can see it, so don't be afraid to break out the big boys! Don't be afraid to call us or stop by if you have questions or need help.

The flows in Gateway have been very consistent over the last few weeks. This is where you'll find the clear water inside the Poudre Canyon. Fish have been very active in this section of water. Small dry flies, stealthy approaches, and delicate presentations are the best way to target these fish. Don't be afraid to toss a few streamers into the runs where you see fish are active. Even if they turn away the dry fly, there may be some bigger fish waiting for a bigger meal.

The Poudre in town has also been fishing well and is worth a try if you only have a couple hours to fish. Access points like Shields Bridge and Watson Reservoir are great places to start. This section can hold some pretty smart fish so work the water meticulously and efficiently with the same techniques and you will be surprised with what you may find.

Dries: CDC Comparadun #18-20, Ext. Body BWO #18-20, Chubby Chernobyl #10-16, Adams #16-22, Mole Fly #18-22, Para-Adams #18-24, PMX #12-16, Foam PMX #12, Stubby Chubby #16-18, Headlight Caddis #12-16, E/C Caddis #12-16, Split Flag Adams #18-22

Nymphs: Prince Nymph #8-10, Montana Prince Nymph #12-16, Jig Wonky Worm #12, Pheasant Tail #10-12, Rainbow Warrior #16-18, Sparkle Worm #12, Jig San Juan Worm #12, Pat's Rubberlegs #10-12, Restless Stone #6-12, Rubberlegs #8-12, Gold Biot Stones #10-16, Bead Head Prince #8-14

Streamers: Micro Sex Dungeon, Beldar Bugger #6, Sparkle Minnow Brown #08, Articulated Goldie, Black Wooly Bugger, Slump Buster, Copper Thin Mint #6-12, Baby Swim Coach #4, Hot Head Leech #10

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 07 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Please be safe and respect the Cameron Peak Fire Burn Scar Region.

Runoff is finally here! The top of Cameron Pass just got a fresh coating of late spring snow, this will mean that we will have even more water later into the season. Late snow/rainstorms will slow the run off gradually as temperatures in the high country stay low. However, once temperatures stay high, we will see colder water and better flows throughout the season. Water will now be on or close to the bank where the fish can also be found. Look for slow water along the edges, slack water behind rocks, underneath overhanging vegetation, and along the willows. The slow water makes it easy for fish to hold close to the bank and the off color water helps camouflage themselves to keep them safe from overhead predators. With this dark water we can use bigger bugs that will be easier to see for the fish. Things like Prince Nymphs in a size #14-10, Girdle Bugs in #14-10 or flashy patterns like Rainbow Warriors, Sparkle Worms, and The Ticket. These patterns create big and flashy silhouettes in the water. The fish will see them easier and when water gets colored like this, nymphing is perhaps the more productive way to find the fish but hopper-dropper rigs with a #12 Chubby or PMX can hold a bigger nymph and you might get an eat on the hopper. Each day these terrestrials are getting closer to the river and will eventually end up in the water. With dark waters upon us, don't be afraid to toss a streamer or two. Fish will eat streamers often times in dark water just simply for the fact that they can see it, so don't be afraid to break out the big boys! Don't be afraid to call us or stop by if you have questions or need help.

The flows in Gateway have been very consistent over the last few weeks. This is where you'll find the clear water inside the Poudre Canyon. Fish have been very active in this section of water. Small dry flies, stealthy approaches, and delicate presentations are the best way to target these fish. Don't be afraid to toss a few streamers into the runs where you see fish are active. Even if they turn away the dry fly, there may be some bigger fish waiting for a bigger meal.

The Poudre in town has also been fishing well and is worth a try if you only have a couple hours to fish. Access points like Shields Bridge and Watson Reservoir are great places to start. This section can hold some pretty smart fish so work the water meticulously and efficiently with the same techniques and you will be surprised with what you may find.

Dries: CDC Comparadun #18-20, Ext. Body BWO #18-20, Chubby Chernobyl #10-16, Adams #16-22, Mole Fly #18-22, Para-Adams #18-24, PMX #12-16, Foam PMX #12, Stubby Chubby #16-18, Headlight Caddis #12-16, E/C Caddis #12-16, Split Flag Adams #18-22

Nymphs: Prince Nymph #8-10, Montana Prince Nymph #12-16, Jig Wonky Worm #12, Pheasant Tail #10-12, Rainbow Warrior #16-18, Sparkle Worm #12, Jig San Juan Worm #12, Pat's Rubberlegs #10-12, Restless Stone #6-12, Rubberlegs #8-12, Gold Biot Stones #10-16, Bead Head Prince #8-14

Streamers: Micro Sex Dungeon, Beldar Bugger #6, Sparkle Minnow Brown #08, Articulated Goldie, Black Wooly Bugger, Slump Buster, Copper Thin Mint #6-12, Baby Swim Coach #4, Hot Head Leech #10

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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