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May 28 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report:

Flows bumped up yesterday due to the warm weather on the Poudre river proper. The ditch at the canyon mouth has shut off, so the canyon mouth gauge is reading correctly. Visibility at the moment is good for the large flows. Most of the canyon is a tea to dark tea color with a couple feet of clarity. We still recommend to nymph larger stoneflies and caddis, or large dry dropper rigs against the bank. In the lower canyon, the giant orange Salmon fly should be hatching any day now. We are starting to see some small caddis hatching in the evenings, and that is a good choice on the nymph rig. However, for the most part, stick to the "meat": stonefly nymphs, Prince nymphs, caddis, San Juan worms and crane fly larva. With the increased flows, fish have spread out and can be found in deeper runs and shallow riffles alike. The recent clarity should prove successful for the dry fly fisherman. Fish will seek out eddies and pocket water they can hold in easily and still feed. They will be holding tight to shore in a lot of areas and will continued to push toward the banks if flows increase later this week. This is the best time of the year to fish streamers as well. Try different color combinations according to the level of sunlight: white streamers like the Goldie have produced well on sunny days and Thin Mints and black leeches and buggers have done well on cloudy days. If you have any questions feel free the call or stop by the shop and get some info on the local water.

Dries: Elk Caddis #12-16, Parachute Adams #14-16, Chubby's #12-16, PMX #12-16, Stimi Chew Toys #12-14

Nymphs: Girdle Bugs and Rubber leg stones, #8-12, 20 Inchers #10-12, Gumdrop #14-16, Copper John Red, Chartreuse or Copper #12-16, Prince Nymph #10-16, Hot Wire Prince Nymphs Red/Yellow #14-16, San Juan Worms #10-14, Mop Fly #10, Stone Bombs #10-14, Double Bead Stone Peacock #8-12.

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, #8, 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

May 26 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report:

Flows have continued to fall a bit on the Poudre river proper. We aren't sure if this is just due to the colder weather over the weekend or if the snowpack is dwindling. We will get a better picture later this week as temperatures rise again. The ditch at the canyon mouth has shut off, so the canyon mouth gauge is reading correctly. Visibility at the moment is great for the large flows. Most of the canyon is a tea to dark tea color with a couple feet of clarity. We still recommend to nymph larger stoneflies and caddis, or large dry dropper rigs against the bank. In the lower canyon, the giant orange Salmon fly should be hatching any day now. We have still been seeing some BWOs, and that is a good choice on the nymph rig high in the canyon, but for the most part, stick to the "meat": stonefly nymphs, caddis, San Juan worms and crane fly larva. With the increased flows, fish have spread out and can be found in deeper runs and shallow riffles alike. The recent clarity should prove successful for the dry fly fisherman. Fish will seek out eddies and pocket water they can hold in easily and still feed. They will be holding tight to shore in a lot of areas and will continued to push toward the banks if flows increase later this week. This is the best time of the year to fish streamers as well. Try different color combinations according to the level of sunlight: white streamers like the Goldie have produced well on sunny days and Thin Mints and black leeches and buggers have done well on cloudy days. If you have any questions feel free the call or stop by the shop and get some info on the local water.

Dries: Elk Caddis #12-16, Parachute Adams #14-16, Chubby's #12-16, PMX #12-16, Stimi Chew Toys #12-14

Nymphs: Girdle Bugs and Rubber leg stones, #8-12, 20 Inchers #10-12, Gumdrop #14-16, Copper John Red, Chartreuse or Copper #12-16, Prince Nymph #10-16, Hot Wire Prince Nymphs Red/Yellow #14-16, San Juan Worms #10-14, Mop Fly #10, Stone Bombs #10-14, Double Bead Stone Peacock #8-12.

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, #8, 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

May 19 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report:

It's safe to say runoff is officially here! The ditch at the canyon mouth has shut off, so the canyon mouth gauge is reading correctly. Flows are on the rise throughout the canyon with limited visiability. The sediment in the river is a good thing for fishing and allows for easier approaches and to nymph larger stoneflies and caddis. We have still been seeing some BWOs, and that is a good choice on the nymph rig high in the canyon, but for the most part, stick to the "meat": stonefly nymphs, caddis, San Juan worms and crane fly larva. With the increased flows, fish have spread out and can be found in deeper runs and shallow riffles alike. With the big bumps in flows over the past few days, the dry fly fishing will slow down. However, some success can still be found on a dry/dropper rig fished right along the bank and structure. Fish will seek out eddies and pocket water they can hold in easily and still feed. They will be holding tight to shore in a lot of areas and will continued to push toward the banks as flows increase. This is the best time of the year to fish streamers as well. Try different color combinations according to the level of sunlight: white streamers like the Goldie have produced well on sunny days and Thin Mints and black leeches and buggers have done well on cloudy days. If you have any questions feel free the call or stop by the shop and get some info on the local water.

Dries: Elk Caddis #12-16, Parachute Adams #14-16, Chubby's #12-16, PMX #12-16, Stimi Chew Toys #12-14

Nymphs: Girdle Bugs and Rubber leg stones, #8-12, 20 Inchers #10-12, Gumdrop #14-16, Copper John Red, Chartreuse or Copper #12-16, Prince Nymph #10-16, Hot Wire Prince Nymphs Red/Yellow #14-16, San Juan Worms #10-14, Mop Fly #10, Stone Bombs #10-14, Double Bead Stone Peacock #8-12.

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, #8, 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

May 16 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report:

The ditch at the canyon mouth has shut off, so the canyon mouth gauge is reading correctly for the moment. Flows are closer to 600 or less above Gateway with slightly off color water. The sediment in the river is a good thing for fishing and allows for easier approaches and to nymph larger stoneflies and caddis along with a smaller baetis or midge nymph. With the increased flows fish have spread out and can be found in deeper runs and shallow riffles. Fish will seek out eddies and pocket water they can hold in easily and still feed. They will be holding tight to shore in a lot of areas and will continued to push toward the banks as flows increase. This bump in flows will bring more sediment and color into the river as well. This brings with it the need for larger bugs, as our stoneflies and caddis begin to move about. Nymphing with larger stoneflies along with caddis and baetis/BWOs is very effective at this time. We are seeing few BWOs throughout the river and starting to see more caddis. Many folks are finding great success with a shallow nymph rig, but we are seeing some dry/dropper rigs working well. Try a small #16 or #14 PMX or Chubby and tie on a tiny nymph or emerger 24" behind and you will be able to fish more of the runs and pools. They are eating the attractor pattern on the warmer days too! When you spot risers you will want to match the hatch with caddis and smaller stoneflies for the moment. If you have any questions feel free the call or stop by the shop and get some info on the local water.

Dries: Griffith's Gnat # 18, Parachute Adams #18, Sparkle Flag #18-20, ARF Midge #20-22, CDC Baetis Dun #18-20, Parachute BWO #18-26, Chubby's #14-16, PMX #14-16, Elk Hair Caddis #16-18

Nymphs: Girdle Bugs and Rubber leg stones, #8-12, 20 Inchers #10-12, Gumdrop #14-16, Copper John Red or Copper #14-16, Prince Nymph #10-16, Mayhem Nymph #18, Copper Ribbed RS-2 #18-22, Poison Tung #18-20, Tungsten Juju Baetis # 18-20, Sparkle Wing RS-2 #18-20, UV Midge # 18-24

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, #8, Aggravator Prince #6, 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

May 16 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Poudre River Fishing Report:

The ditch at the canyon mouth has shut off, so the canyon mouth gauge is reading correctly for the moment. Flows are closer to 600 or less above Gateway with slightly off color water. The sediment in the river is a good thing for fishing and allows for easier approaches and to nymph larger stoneflies and caddis along with a smaller baetis or midge nymph. With the increased flows fish have spread out and can be found in deeper runs and shallow riffles. Fish will seek out eddies and pocket water they can hold in easily and still feed. They will be holding tight to shore in a lot of areas and will continued to push toward the banks as flows increase. This bump in flows will bring more sediment and color into the river as well. This brings with it the need for larger bugs, as our stoneflies and caddis begin to move about. Nymphing with larger stoneflies along with caddis and baetis/BWOs is very effective at this time. We are seeing few BWOs throughout the river and starting to see more caddis. Many folks are finding great success with a shallow nymph rig, but we are seeing some dry/dropper rigs working well. Try a small #16 or #14 PMX or Chubby and tie on a tiny nymph or emerger 24" behind and you will be able to fish more of the runs and pools. They are eating the attractor pattern on the warmer days too! When you spot risers you will want to match the hatch with caddis and smaller stoneflies for the moment. If you have any questions feel free the call or stop by the shop and get some info on the local water.

Dries: Griffith's Gnat # 18, Parachute Adams #18, Sparkle Flag #18-20, ARF Midge #20-22, CDC Baetis Dun #18-20, Parachute BWO #18-26, Chubby's #14-16, PMX #14-16, Elk Hair Caddis #16-18

Nymphs: Girdle Bugs and Rubber leg stones, #8-12, 20 Inchers #10-12, Gumdrop #14-16, Copper John Red or Copper #14-16, Prince Nymph #10-16, Mayhem Nymph #18, Copper Ribbed RS-2 #18-22, Poison Tung #18-20, Tungsten Juju Baetis # 18-20, Sparkle Wing RS-2 #18-20, UV Midge # 18-24

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, #8, Aggravator Prince #6, 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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