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River: Colorado River Pumphouse to Dotsero

salmon flies

Post By: steveoatm      Posted: 6/11/2014 4:15:02 PM     Points: 653    
Anyone hit the salmon fly hatch yet? Any info on conditions?
 Reply by: Steelhead      Posted: 6/11/2014 4:47:43 PM     Points: 525    
there in north gate canyon on the n platte according to several fly shops this week.
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 6/12/2014 1:33:43 PM     Points: 534    
Salmon flies? Really?
 Reply by: steveoatm      Posted: 6/12/2014 1:46:39 PM     Points: 653    
Good response Pathways. Good response.
 Reply by: steveoatm      Posted: 6/12/2014 2:01:25 PM     Points: 653    
They are present on the Colorado too. Just have to keep an eye on the flows and hope they keep dropping like they have been. Fingers crossed.
 Reply by: Hawn      Posted: 6/12/2014 2:28:42 PM     Points: 0    
The salmon flies are on at pumphouse. They showed up last week and the fish are hitting double dry setups in the canyon.
 Reply by: steveoatm      Posted: 6/12/2014 10:49:43 PM     Points: 653    
 Reply by: Steelhead      Posted: 6/13/2014 11:53:40 AM     Points: 525    
The North Platte is running at 2500 cfs and is slowly dropping. Its a different year up here and its the highest the river has been during this time since 1984, wow! What a scrub this drainage is getting though, and fishing later in the season for the canyon should be epic! We hit peak run off and the water is slowly coming down. The Salmon flies are coming off in great numbers and currently there are bugs from North gate to Big Creek. At this level the river is tough to wade fish but the float fishing is great. While floating a dry dropper rig fished tight to the banks will be the ticket. We like to throw a big foam Salmon fly and drop a black Pats rubber leg nymph about three feet below it. Streamers will also be a go to rig while floating the Platte. In high water we like to us a two-fly streamer rig with a big flashy white or yellow bug in front followed buy a small black woolly. The North Platte is a great river to float but the logistics are tough. If you would like to try this section out give us a shout, wed love to help out.
 Reply by: Steelhead      Posted: 6/13/2014 12:04:01 PM     Points: 525    
St peters fly shop reporting salmon flies in lower poudre