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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.

Dec 22,2014

Miracle Mile

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Water flow: View Flowchart 544 cfs
Visibility: 24 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 46 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

Purple FWX

We just received a shipment of Nautilus Custom Colored Fly Reels.  We got two new colors, The ever seductive Purple and the very bold Blue.  Both of these reels are the FWX Series in the 5/6.  They still have all the awesome features of that the FWX is known for, but they now allow you to make a statement on the river!

Blue FWX

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