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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 30,2014

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

Despite the windy conditions that have plagued us the fishing remains great. We have had the luxury of warm weather and the fish seem to appreciate it as well. Nymphing is still the strongest option for numbers, but don’t count out the dry fly fishing as we are still seeing great blue wing hatches with the occasional caddis mixed in as well. According to the forecast for the upcoming week it appears that we will be experiencing some more fall like weather. Starting November 1st our off season rates take effect and a full day float with lunch is only $325.00. This a great deal and can be a fantastic time to enjoy the North Platte.

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