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Green River Fly Fishing Report - January 16, 2012

The brown trout spawn is over but fish are aggressive towards slow moving streamers.  The dry fly fishing is still good with small Midge Patterns #20-22.   Nymph fishing is great in slow moving water.   

The Green River is running at a daily average flow of 2,400cfs. 

Weather Forecast

 


A Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: clear

Water Flows:  2,400 cfs - average 
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:  Midges

Best Times: 11am - 4pm
Dry Fly - 11am - 4pm
Streamer - low light conditions
Nymph - 10am - 3pm

Dry Fly: Dries are fishing great on snowy days. 
Patterns: Parachute Adams #20-22
Spotlight Midge #20-22 grey and black
Mating Midge #22Griffiths Gnat #20-22

Streamer: Use an intermediate sink tip line or heavy streamers.  Fish slowly.
Patterns: Circus Peanut #4
Sex Dungeon black or olive #2
Wooly Buggers: gold, ginger, black, white, olive #2-10
Wool Head Sculpins black, olive, natural #2-10

Nymphs: Fishing good all day.   
Patterns: Pheasant Tails #18-22
Tungsten zebra midges disco, brown, red, wine, black size #18-22
RS2 grey #18-20
Scuds olive, gray size #18-22
Buggers ginger, black #6-8

Emergers: Fish mid day 11am-3pm
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle size #18-22
RS2 grey size #18-20
Beefus BWO emerger #20


B Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: Clear  
Red Creek: Clear - subject to daily change

Water Flows: 2,400 cfs - average
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches: Midges

Best Times: Mid-day
Dry Fly - 11am - 4pm
Streamer - low light conditions 
Nymph - 11am-3pm

Dry Fly: Good on snowy or warm days

Patterns: Parachute Adams #20-22
Spotlight Midge #20-22 grey and black
BWO patterns #20-22
Beefus Emerger BWO #20

Streamer: Use an intermediate sink tip line or heavy streamers.  Fish slowly.
Patterns: Sex Dungeon black, olive #2
Circus Peanut #4
Swimming Jimmy #4
Wooly Buggers: gold, ginger, black, white, olive #2-10
Wool Head Sculpins black, olive, natural #2-10

Nymphs: Fishing good all day.   
Patterns: Pheasant Tails #18-22
Barr's Emerger BWO #22
Tungsten zebra midges purple, brown, red, wine, black size #14-18
Scuds olive, gray size #16-22 

Emergers: Fish mid day 11am-3pm
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle size #18-22
RS2 grey size #18-22
Beefus BWO emerger #18-20

 


C Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: Clear
Red Creek: Clear - subject to daily change

Water Flows: 2,400 cfs - average
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches: Midges

Best Times: Mornings & late 
Dry Fly - 11am - 4pm
Streamer - early or late & cloudy days
Nymph - never

Dry Fly:  Best during hatches
Patterns: Parachute Adams #20-22
Spotlight Midge #20-22 grey and black
BWO patterns #20-22
Beefus Emerger BWO #20

Streamer: Use heavy patterns.
Patterns: Circus Peanut #4
Sex Dungeon black olive #2
Swimming Jimmy #4
Wooly Buggers: gold, ginger, black, white, olive #2-10
Wool Head Sculpins black, olive, natural #2-10

Nymphs: Use as a dropper
Patterns: Pheasant Tail #12-16
Copper John #14
Tungsten zebra midges purple, brown, red, wine, black size #14-20 

Emergers: Fish mid day 11am-3pm
Patterns: Beefus BWO emerger #18

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