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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 02,2014

Miracle Mile

Guide Blog Synopsis of most current blog post

Water flow: View Flowchart 800 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
Tailwater Tiny Black 20
Pat’s Rubber Leg Brown 8
San Juan Worm Red 10
JuJu Baetis BWO 18,20
Halfback Nymph Brown 12
Clouser Crayfish Brown 10
Conehead Bow River Bugger Brown 2,4
Hot Head Mohair Leech Brown 10


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

Fishing keeps improving everyday as we are starting see steady and consistent hatches of pseudos, tricos and a few residual pmd’s as well.  Dry fly opportunities are definitely available just about every morning.   This last cold spell has started to break up some of the moss creating a few more floaties to contend with, but the lower on the river you go the less you seem to encounter.  Top bugs yesterday were tail water tiny’s in rust, pheasant tails, trico and rusty spinners, along with foam post rs2′s.

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