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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

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

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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