Last Update: 7/24/2014
Poudre River Streamflow :: Canyon Mouth 600 cfs, 95 cfs in Ft. Collins. Below Seaman Reservoir 19.5 cfs
The flows have continued dropping and the lower and middle canyon are fishing awesome! Now that the water isn't so pushy the fish are activley feeding both above and below the surface. The water in the canyon is considerably lower than it has been all summer which means that the fish will finally be spreading out off the banks and settling in their normal holding water. Pocket water and riffles have started fishing better and better. Lower flows also mean increased clarity. Fish will be lookin up more than they have been so try out some dry-dropper combinations. Larger attractor patterns have been working well for us, but if you see an active hatch going on then definitely match it up. 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: Rogue Foam Stone #6, Chubby Chernobyl #10-14, PMX #10-14, Foam PMX #10-12, Bank Robber #8, Headlight Caddis #14-16, Chew-Toy Stimi #6-10, E/C Caddis #14-18, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Ext. Body PMD #16-18
Nymphs: Prince Nymph #8-12, Girdle Bug #6-10, D.B. Stone #8-10, Thurminator Stone #8, 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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