South Platte: Deckers
Weekly Overview from FlyCastUSA.com:
February 17, 2020
The South Platte through Deckers has been consistent for the past few weeks. Flows are up, trout are spread out and tiny midges are key. Trout are a bit more adventurous during the low light hours, so if you’re on the river early or late, look for trout closer to the bank. During the middle of the day, focus on the outer seams and pronounced pools/runs. Applying the right size and amount of splitshot to your line has made a big difference lately. Start with a heavy setup and fish the deepest water column. If you’re not seeing any action or observe trout suspended in the river, drop some weight. Scuds, worms and leeches are solid alternative lead patterns if your double midge rig isn’t getting the job done. Top Secrets, Mercury Midges, Chocolate Foam Wing Emergers and Flashback Black Beauties have been the MVP midge patterns lately.
Ideal Days to Fish: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr’s Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Top Secret Midge (#22-24), Manhattan Midge (#22-24), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), pink/green scud, leech pattern and San Juan Worm.
Surface: Parachute Adams (#20-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22 – 26).
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