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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 12,2014

Fremont Canyon

Guide Blog Synopsis of most current blog post

Water flow: View Flowchart 1,000 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

Just received news from Al Condor at the Game and Fish and stated that they will be electrofishing the Mile next week and Reclamation has agreed to reduce the flow to improve efficiency.

Discharge at Kortes Dam will be reduced slowly from 3,000 cfs starting at 1400 hours on July 13th  to 530 cfs at 0600 hours on July 14th.  They have not received conformation but they expect flows will return to normal levels on the 19th.  If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to give us a call at the shop or Game and Fish (307) 473 3405.

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