South Platte: Deckers
November 19, 2020
Due to Stable flows and mild air temps, Deckers has been productive this week. Currently sitting at 73 cfs, trout are spending most of their time in pronounced pools, runs and tailouts. However, due to warmer weather, we have seen trout move into slow riffles, transitions and faster runs to feed on emerging bugs. While fishing has been productive, anglers should be prepared for skittish trout and technical fishing. Light tippet (6x), long leaders and small indicators will help you fool these trout. For the most part, small midge and baetis offerings are key. Blood Midges, Miracle Midges, Bling Midges, Mercury Midges and JuJu Baetis are great lead patterns. For your trailer, you can’t go wrong with Top Secret Midges, Black Beauties, Rojo Midges or RS2s. When we experience dramatic swings in weather, large and/or flashy patterns will help get their attention. Overall, fly selection is relatively easy this time of year, so focus on fishing the right water, getting your flies deep and achieve slow drifts.
Ideal Days to Fish: 11/16, 11/17 & 11/20
Sub-surface: Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-24), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Top Secret Midge (#22-24), Manhattan Midge (#22-24), Jujubee Midge (#22-24), RS2 (#20-22), Barr’s Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Buckskin Caddis (#18), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#16-28), Pat’s Rubber Legs, pink/green scud, leech pattern and San Juan Worm.
Surface: Parachute Adams (#20-22), Sparkle Dun (#20-22), Griffiths Gnat (#22 – 24)
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