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Green River Fly Fishing Report - February 15, 2017

The flows on the Green River will begin increasing by 50cfs per day until an average flow of 3,000cfs is reached on March 2nd.  This is awesome news and will help make room for the 200% snow pack that will be coming into Flaming Gorge Reservoir. 

The Green River fishes great at this flow and the streamer fishing should continue to be great!  Nymphs, streamers and dry flies are all fishing well.  We are also seeing some BWO's on cloudy days. 

 

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Weather Forecast


A Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: gin clear

Water Flows: 1,800 slowly raising to 3,000cfs - Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:  Midges, a few BWO's

Best Times: 10am - 5pm
Dry Fly - 10am - 5pm
Streamer - all day - best on cloudy days
Nymph - 9am - 4pm

Dry Fly:  Midges around 10am - BWO's in the afternoons  
Patterns:  Polomino Midge black #20-22
Black Kilinkhammer #8-10
Triple Double - black #12 edible dropper floater
Griffiths Gnat #20
Parachute Adams #16-18

Streamer: Slower retreival
Patterns: Cheech Leech : tan, black, olive, black/red #1
El Sculpito : tan, olive, #1-2
Sex Dungeon : black, olive and tan

Nymphs: Slow Deep Runs - 9 feet deep
Patterns:  Pheasant Tail Czech Copper : #16
WD40 grey #16-18, black #18-22
Tungsten zebra midges brown, red, wine, black size #18-20
Scuds olive, orange, gray size #18-22
RS2 grey #16-18

Emergers: BWO's emerging between 11-2 pm
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle #18-22
Barr's BWO Emerger #16-18
Beefus BWO Emerger #18


B Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: Clear
Red Creek: Running clear - subject to spring flooding (day to day)

Water Flows:  1,800 slowly raising to 3,000cfs Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:   Midges and some BWO's

Best Times: 10am - 5pm
Dry Fly - 10am - 5pm
Streamer - early or late, cloudy days, flow changes
Nymph - 9am - 3pm

Dry Fly: small in the moring, hoppers after it warms up
Patterns:  Polomino Midge black #22
Black Kilinkhammer #16
Triple Double #10-14 black
Griffiths Gnat
#20
Parachute Adams #16-18

Streamer: darker streamers seem to get their attention better in the mornings
Patterns: Cheech Leech : tan, black, olive, black/red #1
El Sculpito : tan, olive #1-2
Articulated streamers in black, olive, white and tan

Nymphs: deep pools
Patterns: Duracell #16
Tungsten zebra midges disco, brown, red, wine, black size #14-18
Pheasant Tail Czech Copper #14-16
Scuds orange, gray size #16-24
Grey Soft Hackle #18-22

Emergers: BWO's emerging around noon
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle #18-22
Beefus BWO Emerger #16
Barr's BWO Emerger #16-18


C Section

 

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: C is a little off color - great for streamers

Water Flows: 1,800 slowly raising to 3,000cfs 
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:   Some BWO's

Best Times: 10am - 6pm
Dry Fly - 10am - 6pm
Streamer - early or late, cloudy days, flow changes
Nymph - 9am - 1pm

Dry Fly: Dry Fly opportunites are limited as there are not a ton of bugs hatching on C right now.  Look for rising fish in slow water tailouts 
Patterns: Parachute Adams #14-16 
Triple Double #12-14

Streamer:  Fish streamers in slower water, tight to the banks, & in bad weather. 
Patterns: Cheech Leech : tan, black/red, black, olive #1
El Sculpito : tan, olive #1-2
Sex Dungeon black olive and tan

Nymphs: Nymphing on C is a sin and will bring you bad Karma.  But if you are a glutton for punishment these bugs will work...
Patterns: Rainbow Warrior #14-18
Tungsten zebra midges disco, brown, red, wine, black size #14-16
Pheasant Tail Czech Copper #16
WD40 grey #16
 

Emergers: BWO's emerge in the afternoon 
Patterns: Barr's BWO Emergers #16
Beefus  BWO emerger #16

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