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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.

Oct 31,2014

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: Tricos, Baetis


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

Fly Name: Fly Color: Fly Size(s):
Mayhem Midge Olive,Black 18,20
Jr’s Emerger Gray 20
Barr’s Emerger BWO 18,20
Ugly Bug Red Rock Worm Red 14
JuJu Midge Black 18
Mayhem Midge Black,BWO 18,20
JuJu Baetis BWO 20,22
Conehead Bow River Bugger White 4
Vanilla Bugger Vanilla 6,8
Macgruber Midge Black, Purple 18,20


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

Despite the windy conditions that have plagued us the fishing remains great. We have had the luxury of warm weather and the fish seem to appreciate it as well. Nymphing is still the strongest option for numbers, but don’t count out the dry fly fishing as we are still seeing great blue wing hatches with the occasional caddis mixed in as well. According to the forecast for the upcoming week it appears that we will be experiencing some more fall like weather. Starting November 1st our off season rates take effect and a full day float with lunch is only $325.00. This a great deal and can be a fantastic time to enjoy the North Platte.

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