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February

Typical conditions for the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam in February

Average Temperatures: 25 - 45 degrees Farenheit

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

River Pressure: minimal

Hatches: Midges size #20-24

Best Techniques:

  • Nymphing deep pools (8-10 feet deep). Takes will be very subtle so set on any strange movements.
  • Dry Fly to rising pods of fish during the midge hatches. Light tippets and soft presentations.
  • Streamers fished painfully slow or even on a nymph rig

    Best Fly Patterns:
    Mating Midge size #18-22
    Spotlight midge black #20-24
    Black beauty # 20-24
    Goldilox #4-10
    Orange Scud #16
    Gray Scud #18-22
    Tungsten Zebra Midge black, wine #18-20
    White Wooly Bugger #4-8
    Playboy Bunny #4-8
    Parachute Adams #18-24
    RS2 grey, wine #18-24
    Gulper Special #18-22


  • Comments:
    The Rainbow and Cutthroat trout begin their spawning rituals in February. Please avoid standing/anchoring on or near the spawn beds. Day time highs in February occasionally reach the mid 50's. Look for awesome midge hatches on these days.
    Trout taking your fly will hit very soft no matter which method of fly fishing you are using. If you are nymphing be ready to set on any strange or subtle movement of your indicator.






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