South Platte River
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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. RS-2  

  2. Griffith's Gnat  

  3. Rainbow Warrior  

  4. Pheasant Tail  

  5. Black Beauty  

  6. Mercury Midge  

  7. Juju Baetis  

  8. Zebra Midge  

  9. Barr's Emerger BWO  

  10. Leech  

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Recent Guide Reports

Feb 23 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

With healthy flows (140 cfs) and gin clear water, anglers should have one thing in mind, sight fishing. These trout love to spread out, so spend a few minutes on the bank observing the water and looking for feeding trout before diving in. In the morning, trout will hang out in the shallower runs, pronounced pools and along the banks. In the afternoon, look for trout to move into the deeper runs, tailouts and outer seams. Unless youre struggling to get their attention, keep it simple with a double midge or baetis/midge setup. Lead with a larva pattern followed by a midge pupa. Black Beauties, Mercury Midges, Disco Midges, Chocolate Foam Wings, Top Secrets and Sparkle Wings RS2s are attracting plenty of attention right now. If afternoon temps rise above 40 degrees, be on the lookout for midge activity and rising trout. The slow runs and pools are ideal sections to target during a hatch.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, Thursday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#22-24), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Top Secret Midge (#22-24), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), red Copper John (#18-20), pink/green scud, leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22 - 24) and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



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

Feb 16 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

A combination of increased flows and bug activity have led to more consistent feeding. However, until we get closer to spring, you should plan to see the most action between the 11 am and 3 pm window. Pools and runs have been consistent but we encourage anglers to take advantage of the elevated flows and cover more water. The banks, slack water and shallow runs are great sections to target during the morning. As air and water temps rise, trout will slide into the shallow riffles, transition areas and runs to feed on emerging midges. Mercury Pheasant Tails, Zebra Midges, Black Beauties and Jujubee Midges have been hot lead patterns. Chocolate Foam Wing Emergers, Black Manhattan Midges, Mercury Midges, Top Secrets and RS2s are our top trailer patterns. If you see trout rising in the slow runs, tie on a #24 Parachute Adams followed by a Griffiths Gnat. Dont stress about ginking up your Griffiths Gnat too much because it can be deadly even when partially submerged.

Ideal Days to Fish: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#22-24), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Top Secret Midge (#22-24), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), red Copper John (#18-20), pink/green scud, leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22 - 24) and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



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

Feb 09 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

For the past couple of weeks, flows have steadily increased but they seem to have leveled off around 150 cfs. This is a great level for this time of year as it helps break up ice buildup and allows trout to spread out from the deep pools/runs. Considering its still winter and water temps are low, we still recommend fishing the upper half of the canyon. The water is warmer the closer you get to the dam and food is more abundant. On warm and overcast days, the banks, outer seams, transition areas and tailouts are fantastic sections to target. However, on cold and/or sunny days, we recommend pounding the pronounced pools and slow runs. Bug activity has been picking up lately, so make sure to have plenty of midge pupa and baetis patterns on hand. These are hot patterns between 12 pm and 3 pm. For the most part, your trailer pattern should be a midge pupa or emerger. Your lead fly will vary depending on conditions. Start with a midge larva and if that isnt working, switch to a large searcher or a flashy attractor pattern.

Ideal Days to Fish: Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#22-24), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Top Secret Midge (#22-24), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), red Copper John (#18-20), pink/green scud, leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22 - 24) and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



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

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