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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.

Dec 20,2014

Grey Reef to Government Bridge

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Water flow: View Flowchart 445 cfs
Visibility: Cloudy
Water temperature at mid-day: 47 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: Midges


“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

Purple FWX

We just received a shipment of Nautilus Custom Colored Fly Reels.  We got two new colors, The ever seductive Purple and the very bold Blue.  Both of these reels are the FWX Series in the 5/6.  They still have all the awesome features of that the FWX is known for, but they now allow you to make a statement on the river!

Blue FWX

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