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  4. Pheasant Tail  

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Sep 28 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Northgate canyon has started to drop down in flows over the last few days. As we approach fall here on the Front Range, higher up in the mountains, fall is in full swing! Trees are changing and water temps are really starting to shape up. Fish are starting to feed very aggressively in anticipation for the winter months ahead. Fishing large stone patterns such as a Restless Stone #8-12 is a great pattern to lead your nymph rigs with and catch the attention of fish. Stones are still active underwater and are often times an overlooked food source for this time of year! As temps begin to cool, we will also see some Blue Winged Olives begin to emerge again. An Extended Body BWO #16-20 is a great imitation when you start to see the hatch take off! A CDC baetis Dun #18-20 is also a phenomenal pattern to target spooky or reluctant fish. If you see that fish are feeding actively, but not taking dry flies, a Split Foam Back #18-20 is a very effective way to locate fish both close to the surface, and fish feeding on the bottom. With the cooler temps and the clock ticking on fish packing on the pounds before winter, streamer fishing is beginning to really take off. A size #4 Micro Dungeon, or a #4 Goldie are great, aggressive patterns to target those bigger trout looking for substantial meals. Try different colors and techniques as the day goes on until you find what they are looking for, and hold on once you start to see the fishing heat up! If you have any questions about fishing this time of year, don't hesitate to call the shop and we are happy to help with any destination!

Dries: Ext. Body PMD #14-16, Parawulff Green Drake #10-12, Film Critic Green Drake #10-12, Chubby Chernobyl #8-16, PMX #8-16, Para. Adams #12-16, Foam PMX #12, CDC PMD Dun #14-16, E/C Caddis #12-16, Goddard Caddis #12-16, Elk Hair Caddis #12-16

Nymphs: Pheasant Tail #16-20, Hares Ear Nymph #18-20, Copper John #14-18. Prince Nymph #8-16, Restless Stone #6-12, Peacock Perdigon #14, Duracell #14-16, Guide's Choice Hare's Ear #12-16, Twenty Bomb #8-14, Rubberlegs #10-14

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Goldies and Rusty Trombones, Platte River Spider #4, N.Platte Special #4, Ish's Snitch Black #6, Slump Buster Black #4, Sculpzilla #6-8

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This report was written by St. Peter's Fly Shop: http://www.stpetes.com
970-498-8968

Sep 14 St. Peter's Fly Shop

Northgate canyon has started to drop down in flows over the last few days. We are starting to get into some lower flows as we start to move towards fall. Nymphing some larger stones and emergers is always a great way to target fish in deeper runs and pools on the Platte. We have also seen the fish hammering big flies on the surface. A big hopper dropper with a Chubby Chernobyl #8-12 with a large stonefly nymph with a #8-12 Prince Nymph or Girdle bug will be a very effective way to pick apart pockets and seams close to the banks. A bright flashy nymph to follow is a great way to give fish a different option as well during the hotter and sunnier parts of the day. A rainbow Warrior #16-20 or a Peacock Perdigon #14 are great patterns to catch picky trout's attention. Emerger's are always a great way to find some fish as well. Mayhem's #18-20, Split Foam Back's #18-20 and Copper Ribbed Rs2's #18-20 are all great ways to add a delicate touch to tough fishing.

Dries: Ext. Body PMD #14-16, Parawulff Green Drake #10-12, Film Critic Green Drake #10-12, Chubby Chernobyl #8-16, PMX #8-16, Para. Adams #12-16, Foam PMX #12, CDC PMD Dun #14-16, E/C Caddis #12-16, Goddard Caddis #12-16, Elk Hair Caddis #12-16

Nymphs: Pheasant Tail #16-20, Hares Ear Nymph #18-20, Copper John #14-18. Prince Nymph #8-16, Restless Stone #6-12, Peacock Perdigon #14, Duracell #14-16, Guide's Choice Hare's Ear #12-16, Twenty Bomb #8-14, Rubberlegs #10-14

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Goldies and Rusty Trombones, Platte River Spider #4, N.Platte Special #4, Ish's Snitch Black #6, Slump Buster Black #4, Sculpzilla #6-8

Fly Fishing Guide Trips to the Upper North Platte 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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