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October

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


Average Temperatures: 32 - 58 degrees Farenheit

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

River Pressure: moderate

Hatches: Terrestrial Insects, BWO's #18-22, October Caddis #10

Best Techniques:

  • Dry Fly - Use larger dries as the first fly in a double dry rig. Dry dropper is also effective.
  • Nymphing runs & pools (about 7-9 feet deep) - The trout will start moving onto spawn beds.
  • Streamers - fish on a slow retrive.

    Best Fly Patterns:
    PMX peacock, #8-14
    PMX orange #10
    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
    BWO Beefus Emerger #18-22
    Tungsten Zebra Midge brown, black, wine #14-20
    Wooly Buggers black, gold, white, olive #4-8
    Triple Double black, amber, purple, olive #10-16
    Muddler Minnow #6-10

  • Comments:
    Solitude, and trout in spawning colors are part of what makes October on the Green River special! The weather may be 70's or snowing so be prepared. The brown trout begin their pre-spawn rituals, and move into full spawn in late October. Their vivid colors become richer, and their behavior towards other fish aggressive. This is a great time of year to hone your streamer fishing skills!

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