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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 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

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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