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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.

Sep 18,2014

Fremont Canyon

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Water flow: View Flowchart 80 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

Another beautiful fall weekend with boats reporting great fishing!  Boats were concentrating from Lusby down to Robertson Road.  We have been greeted with a steady mixture of trico’s, pseudo’s, caddis and a few straggling PMD’s as well.  A nymph rig set up with either an AB or BB weight from 3 to 6ft seemed to be the best rig.  Tailwater tiny’s in rust and black, clouser crawdad, leeches and pheasant tails all caught fish.  Our bird season for pheasants and chukar is in full swing as well.  Give us call and take care advantage of the great weather that is in store this upcoming week!

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