South Platte: Deckers
Weekly Overview from FlyCastUSA.com:
October 14, 2019
With flows holding at 53 cfs, fishing is technical and productive pools/runs are limited. Yarn indicators, 5x-6x tippet and 9ft+ leaders are necessary to fool trout right now. We’re still seeing some surface activity in the late morning hours on small midge and baetis dry fly patterns. Unless you’re on the river during a warm afternoon, most of your focus should be on the deep pools, runs and pockets. With high water clarity, sight fishing is possible, so do your best to identify where trout are feeding. If you see trout feeding in the upper half of the water column, a light nymph rig or deep dry dropper will do the trick. If they’re holding deep, slide your indicator up and add extra split shot. San Juan Worms, eggs and red attractor patterns are serving as great lead flies right now. Below that, trail midge and/or baetis emergers. Top Secrets, Disco Midges, Rojo Midges, Mercury Midges, RS2s, JuJu Baetis and Chocolate Foam Wing Emergers are our go-to’s right now.
Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Sub-surface: red Copper John (#18-20), RS2 (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#22-24), JuJu PMD (#20-22), WD 40’s (#22-24) Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), Barr’s Emerger (#20-22), Pheasant Tails (#18-22), Black Beauty (#22-24), Zebra Midge (#18-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Top Secret Midge (#22-24), Disco Midge (#22-24), Electric Caddis (#16-18), Rainbow Warrior (#20-22), Pats Rubber Legs (#10-12), leech patterns, scuds and San Juan Worms.
Surface: Parachute Adams (#20-24), Parachute Trico (#20-22), Elk Hair Caddis (#16 – 18), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12) and Griffiths Gnat (#22 – 26).
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