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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.

Nov 25,2014

Miracle Mile

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Water flow: View Flowchart 510 cfs
Visibility: 24 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Mid day
Best stretch: Split Hole
Best access point: Below The Bridge
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance: Midges, Worms, Leeches, Crawdads


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

Fly Name: Fly Color: Fly Size(s):
Ugly bug Skinny Leech Brown 10
Ugly Bug Rock Worm Red 12
Ugly Bug UV Midge Black 20
Pat’s Rubber Leg Brown 8
San Juan Worm Red 10
Macgruber Midge Black, Purple 18,20
Halfback Nymph Brown 12
Clouser Crayfish Brown 10
Vanilla Bugger 6,8
Boogie Man Olive, White


Fishing season: January-December
Recommended fly fishing leader: 71/2 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 3X Tippet Pound Test
Best fly fishing rod: 9 1/2 Foot 6 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Trout WF
Best sinking fly line: Clear Sink Tip

Starting on Friday November 28th Orvis is offering 20% off any Orvis Fly Rod Outfit.  Pair any Orvis rod, reel, and line and take advantage of 20% off the outfit price.  Hurry as this offer is only good through December 24th.

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