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Lake: Antero Reservoir

Flies for Antero

Post By: xavierk31      Posted: 7/27/2019 4:33:22 PM     Points: 2151    
If I head out tomorrow morning to Antero what kind of flies should I come prepared with?
 Reply by: Budha      Posted: Jul. 28, 11:59:27 AM     Points: 160    
I fished it Sat 7/27 with a buddy. We each landed a dozen and lost several more. Most were caught on dark olive damsel nymphs from a size 10-14. They worked by both casting and stripping, or leaving it 4í under an indicator.
 Reply by: rsherlock      Posted: Jul. 28, 4:24:40 PM     Points: 0    
Were you float tubing? I have not been to Antero but thinking of heading up this week. What part of the lake would you recommend?
Thank you!
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Jul. 29, 8:48:29 AM     Points: 1783    
The best flies for me have been my brown leech, damsels, nymphs early dries in the afternoon. Callibeatis nymphs are working. But Not much happening with those on dries. Caddis in the late pm. The brown mop fly I tie to imitate the big sedge caddis worked too. I used the turd fly (mop) as Bill calls it yesterday. I made a bad cast yesterday my line flipped up around the reel. It was simoatainisly grabbed on the other end. 3x and the tenkara technique didnít work out. I got mopped up.

The brown mop and.... My all around favorite is this brown leech. It produces all year. Rivers and lakes.

I2
 Reply by: Budha      Posted: Jul. 30, 5:51:07 PM     Points: 160    
Yes I was floating...the south shore flats down by the island had fish boiling most of the day. But there were plenty of fish boiling in range of shore wading.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: Jul. 31, 10:55:57 AM     Points: 2151    
i2Fly- Iím looking into getting some of those mop flies. How do you work them? Slowly stripped? Left under an indicator to flow freely?
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Jul. 31, 12:51:20 PM     Points: 1783    
Xavierk, I tie these to be fished or drifted under and Indo. A little strip now and then can get it bit too. Iím not deep drifting actually only about 2í to the leech and about 15Ē to the mop. Try around weed clumps or open areas between them. This is how Iíve started my early morning fishing lately. Then again in the afternoon. 2-3x tippet is required. Learn to love the weeds they are both friend and foe.

I2
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Jul. 31, 1:01:37 PM     Points: 26983    
What the heck is that turd made of? Quite the long tail off the back of the hook!

And... If you say it's made of poo...
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Jul. 31, 8:20:36 PM     Points: 1783    
No Ajax it only resembles poo... itís actually a brown mop fly. Iíve tried to make these to resemble the sedge caddis larva. You know the motor boat caddis. All I know is they work. That long tail gets really soft an undulates. Upside It is so easy to make! Takes 2 minutes per. Iíve experimented with color options. The original was peacock ice dub collar and a black UV ice dub head...Red thread hot spot. #6 Gamagatsu C14S hook. Nasty sharp!