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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 30,2014

Grey Reef to Government Bridge

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Water flow: View Flowchart 501 cfs
Visibility: Cloudy
Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F
Water condition: Floating moss
Best time of day to fish: Morning
Best stretch: Grey Reef to Lusby
Best access point: Pete’s Draw
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance: PMD’s, Tricos, Sallies, Caddis

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

Fly Name: Fly Color: Fly Size(s):
Hickey’s Auto Emerger PMD 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
Idyl’s Tailwater Tiny Black,Olive 20
San Juan Worm Red,Purple 12
Ugly bug Skinny Leech Natural 10
Mercer’s Poxyback PMD 16,18
Mayhem Midge BWO, PMD 16, 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

Fishing keeps improving everyday as we are starting see steady and consistent hatches of pseudos, tricos and a few residual pmd’s as well.  Dry fly opportunities are definitely available just about every morning.   This last cold spell has started to break up some of the moss creating a few more floaties to contend with, but the lower on the river you go the less you seem to encounter.  Top bugs yesterday were tail water tiny’s in rust, pheasant tails, trico and rusty spinners, along with foam post rs2′s.

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