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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 01,2014

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

It appears that there seems to be an ever growing trend of tiers that seem to push the envelope when it comes to tying big flies. They incorporate multiple articulation points that add life and movement to a fly to fool big predatory fish. It seems that most vises these days are not exactly designed to accommodate these monstrous inventions, but Peak has answered the call. Peak just unveiled its newest vise, the Jurassic Series Large Iron Retention System. This vise is in a class all its own with the ability hold any hook style that you want to tie with. A favorite among tiers who tie flies for fresh and saltwater predators alike. This new vise captures and retains hooks more positively than conventional vises which rely on friction to clamp hooks between 2 parallel faces.  Peak also features a enormous pedestal base that weighs in around 12 lbs.  This new vise is certainly a one of kind that caters to the tier that likes to tie huge flies (3/0 and up!)  This is probably one of the most heavy duty vises that I have seen for a long time.  For all you tiers that push the limits of tying massive streamers and jigs, this is the vise for you.

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