Update…   3 comments

It’s been an interesting week on the South Platte.  The river has fished well despite the bumps and drops in flows, a few dumping rains, and a bit of a seasonal shift in bugs.  Not seeing a bunch of caddis this past week, but we are starting to see the psuedo baetis (about a size 20), and more adult stone flies.  Still seeing tricos, and at times, epic pmd hatches.  Just stay ahead of the hatches by reading the fish and the bugs. From fishing emergers early and spents late in the hatch, if you remain diligent, hatches are easy to manage.

Speaking of adult stone flies, yesterday while on a trip, I watched a big adult stone try to skitter across the river to a stone wall on the other side.  I was pulling for him, but he didn’t make it.  A nice brown gulped him about two feet from safety.  I quickly cut off the nymphs and tied on a single Amy’s Ant (8) and in the second drift that fish ate again. Proceeded to pick up another five or so on top in the next 50 yards of river on that single Amy’s. No need to tie on droppers when the fish eat like that.  Just fish the softer water along the edges, get good drifts by direct upstream work, or quarter downstream work.  Strive to keep your drifts short enough that you can mend completely and can set properly.

Bugs that are still working include, red/tan san juan worms, pat’s rubber legs, amy’s aunt, size 20 rsii’s, soft hackle pheasant tails, and smaller adams dries.

Fear No Water,



Posted August 26, 2012 by duaneredford in Uncategorized

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  1. Any report of the SoPlatte is a good report for me, Duane! Great job and keep it up. Heading up today for some R&R
    Tony COSPGS

  2. what do u think about the big flush, Dougie

  3. The “big flush” is over. We’ve experienced higher flows, but not as much variability. River probably came through it well. Fish, although they probably moved a bit, most likely will settle in soon. Stay tuned. D

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