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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.

Jan 26,2015

Grey Reef to Government Bridge

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Water flow: View Flowchart 445 cfs
Visibility: Cloudy
Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F
Water condition: Shelf Ice
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

We just received our shipment of Abel Reels.  These are definitely not your typical run of the mill reel.  These are the Super 5N Series Reel with one special detail.  They feature the Iconic Bucking Horse that Wyoming is know for.  These reels are absolutely amazing as all the artwork on these reels is done by hand here in the US.  These are a one of kind reel that Abel specifically made for us and can not be found anywhere else.

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