North Platte River

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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. Prince Nymph  

  2. Thin Mint  

  3. Tequilly  

  4. Salmonfly  

  5. Articulated Goldie  

  6. PMX  

  7. Sex Dungeon  

  8. Sparkle Minnow  

  9. Chubby Chernoble  

  10. Copper John  

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Recent Guide Reports

May 29 St. Peter's Fly Shop

The river is on a slight rise, but not drastic, which may be due to the flood irrigation in North Park meadows over the last couple of days. The snowpack is not as deep in the NP basin, so we will see later this week if there is still some high elevation snow to melt and bump flows. Clarity, may still look tough, but keep to the edges and fish more "flashy" bugs like Sparkle Worms, Prince nymphs and streamers. The Canyon and lower river can fish well this time of year, but conditions vary daily. Keep an eye on the gauge and look for windows where flows level off or drop for a couple of days in a row. Those are the days you want to capitalize on. If the gauge is climbing, expect to see colder and slightly off color waters. We are now looking towards caddis and stoneflies getting active. With that being said, large nymphs are also active and makes a Stonefly a great choice as a lead bug. Double nymph rigs have been working best with larger bugs being the primary food source. Keep an eye on reports for the Salmon fly hatch...it's just around the corner!

Dries: Elk Caddis #12-16, PMX #12-16, Stimi Chew Toy #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #10-14

Nymphs: San Juan Worm #10-14, Sparkle Worm #8-10, Bead head Prince's #8-14, Rubberlegs #8-12, Copper John #12-16, Tung Guide's choice hare's ear #12-16, Girdle Bugs #6-12, Double Beaded Stones #8-10, Twenty Bomb #8-12

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, #8, Tequilly #4-8, Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Articulated Goldies, Sex Dungeons, Mini Dungeons (white or black/purple)

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

May 26 St. Peter's Fly Shop

The river is falling again, which may be due to the colder weather in North Park over the last couple of days. The snowpack is not as deep in the NP basin, so we will see later this week if there is still some high elevation snow to melt and bump flows. Clarity, may still look tough, but keep to the edges and fish more "flashy" bugs like Sparkle Worms, Prince nymphs and streamers. The Canyon and lower river can fish well this time of year, but conditions vary daily. Keep an eye on the gauge and look for windows where flows level off or drop for a couple of days in a row. Those are the days you want to capitalize on. If the gauge is climbing, expect to see colder and slightly off color waters. We are now looking towards caddis and stoneflies getting active. With that being said, large nymphs are also active and makes a Stonefly a great choice as a lead bug. Double nymph rigs have been working best with larger bugs being the primary food source. Keep an eye on reports for the Salmon fly hatch...it's just around the corner!

Dries: Elk Caddis #12-16, PMX #12-16, Stimi Chew Toy #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #10-14

Nymphs: San Juan Worm #10-14, Sparkle Worm #8-10, Bead head Prince's #8-14, Rubberlegs #8-12, Copper John #12-16, Tung Guide's choice hare's ear #12-16, Girdle Bugs #6-12, Double Beaded Stones #8-10, Twenty Bomb #8-12

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, #8, Tequilly #4-8, Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Articulated Goldies, Sex Dungeons, Mini Dungeons (white or black/purple)

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

May 22 St. Peter's Fly Shop

The river is starting to rise slowly again and this should mark the beginning of the higher elevation snow melt. Clarity will look tough, but keep to the edges and fish more "flashy" bugs like Sparkle Worms, Prince nymphs and streamers. The Canyon and lower river can fish well this time of year, but conditions vary daily. Keep an eye on the gauge and look for windows where flows level off or drop for a couple of days in a row. Those are the days you want to capitalize on. If the gauge is climbing, expect to see colder and slightly off color waters. We are now looking towards caddis and stoneflies getting active. With that being said, large nymphs are also active and makes a Stonefly a great choice as a lead bug. Double nymph rigs have been working best with larger bugs being the primary food source. Keep an eye on reports for the Salmon fly hatch...it's just around the corner!

Dries: Elk Caddis #12-16, PMX #12-16, Stimi Chew Toy #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #10-14

Nymphs: San Juan Worm #10-14, Sparkle Worm #8-10, Bead head Prince's #8-14, Rubberlegs #8-12, Copper John #12-16, Tung Guide's choice hare's ear #12-16, Girdle Bugs #6-12, Double Beaded Stones #8-10, Twenty Bomb #8-12

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, #8, Tequilly #4-8, Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Articulated Goldies, Sex Dungeons, Mini Dungeons (white or black/purple)

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

May 19 St. Peter's Fly Shop

The river is falling and leveling off again...for the time being, which usually means the valley snow melt is slowing down and ending. There is sometimes a small window of good opportunity here before the high country runoff begins. The warmer weather this week may bump flows again. Clarity will look tough, but keep to the edges and fish more "flashy" bugs like Sparkle Worms, Prince nymphs and streamers. The Canyon and lower river can fish well this time of year, but conditions vary daily. Keep an eye on the gauge and look for windows where flows level off or drop for a couple of days in a row. Those are the days you want to capitalize on. If the gauge is climbing, expect to see colder and slightly off color waters. We are now looking towards caddis and stoneflies getting active. With that being said, large nymphs are also active and makes a Stonefly a great choice as a lead bug. Double nymph rigs have been working best with larger bugs being the primary food source. Keep an eye on reports for the Salmon fly hatch...it's just around the corner!

Dries: Elk Caddis #12-16, PMX #12-16, Stimi Chew Toy #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #10-14

Nymphs: San Juan Worm #10-14, Sparkle Worm #8-10, Bead head Prince's #8-14, Rubberlegs #8-12, Copper John #12-16, Tung Guide's choice hare's ear #12-16, Girdle Bugs #6-12, Double Beaded Stones #8-10, Twenty Bomb #8-12

Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, #8, Tequilly #4-8, Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Articulated Goldies, Sex Dungeons, Mini Dungeons (white or black/purple)

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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Phone Number: 970-498-8968
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Phone Number: 303-733-1434
Address: 1303 E. 6TH Ave, Denver, CO 80218