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August

Typical fly fishing conditions for the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam in August

Average Temperatures: 55 - 90 degrees Farenheit

Fishing Scale: poor - fair - good - great - epic!

River Pressure: moderate - A majority of the river traffic float the A section of the river.

Hatches: Terrestrial Insects, Trico's #18 - 20, Flying Ants #14-18, Mormon Crickets #2-4

Best Techniques:

  • Dry Fly - Hoppers, sailor ants, and Royal Wulffs fish very well in August.
  • Nymphing runs & pools (about 7 feet deep) - There are lots of trout in shallow water and over moss beds.
  • Streamers fished early in the mornings, at dusk and in the shade. Also effective fished on a nymph rig.

    Best Fly Patterns:
    Parachute Hoppers tan, olive #8-14
    Beetles brown, black #14-18
    Sailor Ants brown, black #10-16
    Royal Wulff #14-20
    Fat Albert tan, black #8-14
    Scuds gray, olive #14-22
    Spotlight Midge black #18-20
    Tungsten Zebra Midge brown, disco, wine #14-20
    Wooly Buggers black, gold, white, olive #4-8
    Triple Double black, amber, purple, olive #10-16


  • Comments:
    Warm weather, great fishing, and healthy trout are a few words which represent the Green River in August. By August all of our guides are very dialed into where the trout are holding. August fishes very well with grasshoppers, flying ants, and beetles. .






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