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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 25,2014

Grey Reef to Government Bridge

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Water flow: View Flowchart 454 cfs
Visibility: Cloudy
Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F
Water condition: Floating moss
Best time of day to fish: Mid Day
Best stretch: Grey Reef to Lusby
Best access point: Pete’s Draw
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance: Baetis, pseudos, Caddis


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

Fly Name: Fly Color: Fly Size(s):
Hickey’s Auto Emerger BWO 18
JR’s Flashback Emerger Grey 18,20
Ugly Bug Red Rock Worm Red 16
Idyl’s Tailwater Tiny Green 18
Clouser CrayFish Tan 10
Barr’s Emerger BWO 18,20,22
San Juan Worm Red,Purple 12
JuJu Baetis BWO 18,20
Macgruber Midge Black, Purple 18,20
Mayhem Midge BWO, Gray, Black 18, 20


Fishing season: January-December
Recommended fly fishing leader: 7 1/2 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 3X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9 Foot 6 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Trout WF
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Tip

Well the river is holding steady at 450 cfs.  Fishing lately is starting to improve as we are starting to experience fall like temps (in the morning at least!)  With river lower than usual the fish seem to be spread out everywhere, but moving into the faster riffles and runs mid day.  San juan worms, jr’s emerger, foam post rs2′s in brown, gray and black are all catching fish.  It appears that the above normal conditions should be here for the week so get out and enjoy this great weather while it lasts!

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