Last Update: 8/29/2014
Poudre River Streamflow :: Canyon Mouth 335 cfs, 61 cfs in Ft. Collins. Below Seaman Reservoir 5.5 cfs
The Poudre river has been steady lately and fishing very well. With the moderate summer temps the river is in fantastic shape and fish are active all day. Guides are reporting the best fishing is in the faster, shallower water so don't overlook that type of water. Pocket water and riffles have started fishing great. Lower flows also mean increased clarity. Fish will be looking up more than they have been so try out some dry-dropper combinations. Nymphing has also been productive. Larger attractor patterns have been working well for us, but if you see an active hatch going on then definitely match it up, small PMD and Caddis patterns have been the ticket. Increased clarity means sight fishing so take a minute or two to keep an eye on the water surface for emerging bugs and rising trout!
Town flows are also starting to mellow out. The spikes in water levels meant poor visability down low, but now that it is evening out it is time to start heading to the regular town spots. Nymph rigs and streamers will still probably produce the most fish.
For further suggestions feel free to swing by either shop, we are happy to point you in the right direction.
Recommended Flies for Poudre River ::
Dries: , Chubby Chernobyl #10-14, PMX #10-14, Foam PMX #10-12, , Headlight Caddis #14-16, Chew-Toy Stimi #6-10, E/C Caddis #14-18, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Ext. Body PMD #16-18, Film Critic PMD
Nymphs: Tungsten Swing Caddis #14-18, Hotwire Prince #12-16, Prince Nymph #8-12, Girdle Bug #6-10, D.B. Stone #8-10, Jimmy Legs #10-12, 20 Incher #10, Smethurst's Stone Bomb #10-12, 20 Bomb #10-12, Brannon's Golden Stone #10, Hare's Ear #12-16, Copper John #12-16, Purple Prince #12, C-N Yellow Sally #12-16, Iron Sally #16-18, Breadcrust #16,
Streamers:Wooly Bugger Olive or Black #10, Tung Thin Mint #6-10, Vanilla Bugger #4-8, Goldie #6 Trick or Treat #4-6, Near Nuff Sculpin #6, Olive Rubber Bugger #4-6, White Sculpzilla #4
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