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River: Cache La Poudre River (Fort Collins Area)

fly fishing tips

Post By: gonzalojimenez      Posted: 1/27/2015 8:07:18 AM     Points: 1416    
Plan on fishing today, but due to the fact that I'm still a beginner with fly fishing not really sure on what types of techniques I should be using. Any tips would be very appreciated. P.S. not looking for your to to spots have that covered.
 Reply by: the fishing dj      Posted: 1/27/2015 8:12:12 AM     Points: 25870    
Midges in the #20-26 range, such a s poison tungs, bloodworms, zebra midges, brassies, rainbow warriors, etc. Tippet between 5x and 6x, and if you are using indicators, go with a small thingamabober. Fish the deeper holes at the start of riffles, or deep runs.
 Reply by: skunkmaster      Posted: 1/27/2015 8:58:31 PM     Points: 1009    
Ditto. Google "nymph rig for fly fishing in winter" or something similar to find info on how to rig for fishing the tiny midge imitations suggested. You'll need split shot or other similar weight to get your flies down and you'll need to adjust (most "add") weight and move your strike indicator deeper to get your flies down near the bottom, in most cases. That's key to getting bites from less active winter trout. If your rig isn't ticking the bottom every now and then, you probably haven't adjusted deep enough. If you adjust deeper and every or every other drift tries to snag or hang up on the bottom, adjust strike indicator shallower by about 6 inches and try again. If you get adjusted right and don't get bites, keep moving to find fish as not every good looking run necessarily holds fish this time of year. Good luck.