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January

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

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)
  • Dry Fly to rising pods of fish during the midge hatches
  • 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


  • Comments:
    Fly fishing the Green River in January allows for incredible solitude. You may see more Bald Eagles than people.
    With river temps in the upper 30's the trout tend to group together - if you find feeding fish stay there.
    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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