Clear Creek

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  1. Parachute Adams  

  2. Elk Hair Caddis  

  3. Black Beauty  

  4. Zebra Midge  

  5. RS-2  

  6. Hippie Stomper  

  7. Griffith's Gnat  

  8. Prince Nymph  

  9. Chubby Chernoble  

  10. Copper John  

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Sep 23 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

It is business as usual at Clear Creek. With low flows and comparatively warm afternoon air temps, your best bet is to fish further west toward Idaho Springs. If you fish Clear Creek Canyon, closer to Golden, youll want to do so in the morning or evening as this is when productivity will be at its best. The dry dropper continues to be the most effective rig. Lead with a Caddis, Chubby or Amys Ant followed by one or more smaller searcher patterns. As we approach fall, smaller imitative midge and baetis patterns will produce, but start with something a little bigger (14-16#). Otherwise, you cant go wrong with a light nymph rig. Either way, hit the banks, outer seams and riffles. If youre not seeing results here, shift your attention to the deeper runs, but ensure plenty of weight and go with something flashy like a Rainbow Warrior.

Ideal Days To Fish: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: Prince Nymph (#16-20), Pheasant Tail (#16-20), Copper John (#16-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), Zebra Midge (black/red #18-22), Black Beauty (#18-22), RS2 (#18-22), San Juan Worm (#10-14).

Surface: Parachute Adams (#20 - #22), Griffiths Gnat (#24 - 26), Elk Hair Caddis (#18-20), Amy's Ant (#10), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), Hippie Stomper (#12-14)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Sep 16 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

While flows are low, Clear Creek continues to produce decent results. However, your best bet is to focus your efforts further west, particularly near Idaho Springs. The dry dropper continues to be the most effective rig. Lead with a Caddis, Chubby or Amys Ant followed by one or more smaller searcher patterns. As we approach fall, smaller imitative midge and baetis patterns will produce, but start with something a little bigger (14-16#). Otherwise, you cant go wrong with a light nymph rig. Either way, hit the banks, outer seams and riffles. If youre not seeing results here, shift your attention to the deeper runs, but ensure plenty of weight and go with something flashy like a Rainbow Warrior.

Ideal Days To Fish: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: Prince Nymph (#16-20), Pheasant Tail (#16-20), Copper John (#16-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), Zebra Midge (black/red #18-22), Black Beauty (#18-22), RS2 (#18-22), San Juan Worm (#10-14).

Surface: Parachute Adams (#20 - #22), Griffiths Gnat (#24 - 26), Elk Hair Caddis (#18-20), Amy's Ant (#10), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), Hippie Stomper (#12-14)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Sep 13 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

Flows at Clear Creek have held steady over the last several days leading to higher productivity. That said, flows are low and trout are being pushed to the deeper runs and pools. Regardless, dry droppers will continue to produce the best results. Lead with an Amys Ant, Chubby Chernobyl or Elk Hair Caddis followed by one or more smaller searcher/imitative nymphs. Target the banks and outer seams to start, but dont discount the more pronounced runs and riffles, particularly in the afternoons when air and water temps are at their peak.

Ideal Days To Fish: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: Prince Nymph (#16-20), Pheasant Tail (#16-20), Copper John (#16-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), Zebra Midge (black/red #18-22), Black Beauty (#18-22), RS2 (#18-22), San Juan Worm (#10-14).

Surface: Parachute Adams (#20 - #22), Griffiths Gnat (#24 - 26), Elk Hair Caddis (#18-20), Amy's Ant (#10), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), Hippie Stomper (#12-14)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Sep 09 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

Flows continue to drop at Clear Creek, but are doing so at a slower rate. A cold front early this week offered some relief to trout, but has led to slower mornings on the water. Thursday will remain on the cold side, so wait for the afternoon to fish. Starting on Friday, air temps will begin to creep back toward the more mild side and feeding will pick up. Dry droppers will continue to produce the best results. Lead with an Amys Ant, Chubby Chernobyl or Elk Hair Caddis followed by one or more smaller searcher/imitative nymphs. Target the banks and outer seams to start, but dont discount the more pronounced runs and riffles, particularly in the afternoons when air and water temps are at their peak.

Ideal Days To Fish: Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: Prince Nymph (#16-20), Pheasant Tail (#16-20), Copper John (#16-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), Zebra Midge (black/red #18-22), Black Beauty (#18-22), RS2 (#18-22), San Juan Worm (#10-14).

Surface: Parachute Adams (#20 - #22), Griffiths Gnat (#24 - 26), Elk Hair Caddis (#18-20), Amy's Ant (#10), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), Hippie Stomper (#12-14)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Sep 07 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

Clear Creek is fishing great right now! However, flows continue to decline pushing trout to the deeper runs and pools. Keep an eye on water temps in the afternoon as we were pushing 65 degrees F prior to the jump in flows. That said, ambient temps should hold below 85 degrees F the rest of the week. Sun exposure will leave trout holding in areas with structure so dont pass up those inconspicuous riffles and runs. The hopper dropper will continue to produce the best results, but dont hesitate to nymph the deeper runs and pools. Trout here are not terribly selective so you cant go wrong with something in the searcher variety when it comes to your flies. Copper Johns, Brassies, Frenchies, Flashback PT's and Hares Ears are all great options. Otherwise, smaller midge, baetis or caddis larva/pupa patterns will produce as well.

Ideal Days To Fish: Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: Prince Nymph (#16-20), Pheasant Tail (#16-20), Copper John (#16-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), Zebra Midge (black/red #18-22), Black Beauty (#18-22), RS2 (#18-22), San Juan Worm (#10-14).

Surface: Parachute Adams (#20 - #22), Griffiths Gnat (#24 - 26), Elk Hair Caddis (#18-20), Amy's Ant (#10), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), Hippie Stomper (#12-14)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

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