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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.

Jul 29,2014

Miracle Mile

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Water flow: View Flowchart 2,000 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 as of late has been nothing short of great.  We have had some great conditions that have given us the option to throw dries, nymphs, and streamers.  Consistent hatches of tricos, pmds, sallies, and caddis have provided a buffet for these healthy trout.  Trico spinners, pulsating emergers, cdc pmds, and various sally patterns seem to be the top bugs.

Carp fishing is really starting to heat up with lots of shots at rising carp every morning.  By mid day the fish seem to transition to tailing for food which helps work on your flats fishing for your upcoming bonefish trip.  This is something that everyone needs to come out and experience.  There are so many fish and no one else around.  Give us a call and take advantage of having a chance to cast to 10lb plus fish on dries!

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