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The Grey Reef tail water is an excellent trout fishery. Clear, cool water from the reservoir maintains optimum water temperatures for trout populations and year round fishing opportunities.

Jul 30,2014

Fremont Canyon

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Water flow: View Flowchart 800 cfs
Visibility: 15 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 49 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Mid-Day
Best stretch: Meadow
Best access point: Cardwell Access
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance: Midges, Caddis


“Must-have” fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Fly Name: Fly Color: Fly Size(s):
Idyl’s Tailwater Tiny Olive 20
Jr’s Emerger Gray 20
Barr’s Emerger BWO 18,20
Ugly Bug Red Rock Worm Red 14
Idyl’s Tailwater Tiny Olive 18
Mayhem Midge Black,BWO 18,20
JuJu Baetis BWO 20,22
Conehead Bow River Bugger White 4
Vanilla Bugger Vanilla 6,8
Hot Head Mohair Leech Brown 10


Fishing season: January-December
Recommended fly fishing leader: 71/2 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 4X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9 Foot 6 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Trout WF
Best sinking fly line: Clear Sink Tip

Fishing as of late has been nothing short of great.  We have had some great conditions that have given us the option to throw dries, nymphs, and streamers.  Consistent hatches of tricos, pmds, sallies, and caddis have provided a buffet for these healthy trout.  Trico spinners, pulsating emergers, cdc pmds, and various sally patterns seem to be the top bugs.

Carp fishing is really starting to heat up with lots of shots at rising carp every morning.  By mid day the fish seem to transition to tailing for food which helps work on your flats fishing for your upcoming bonefish trip.  This is something that everyone needs to come out and experience.  There are so many fish and no one else around.  Give us a call and take advantage of having a chance to cast to 10lb plus fish on dries!

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