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Green River Fly Fishing Report - December 22, 2017

The Green River is currently running at 2,800cfs.  The brown trout are near the end of the spawn - please be mindful of the future trout generations and let them do their thing. 

Streamers are fishing well - especially on the lower stretches of the river.  Slow retrieves will produce best. 

There are some midges about - look for the best dry fly action on calm days.  

 

Weather Forecast


A Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: clear

Water Flows:  2,800 cfs average - see above
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches: Midges

Best Times: 11am - 5pm
Dry Fly - 10am - 5pm
Streamer - early or late & cloudy days
Nymph - 9am - 3pm

Dry Fly: Fishing best after it warms up. 
Patterns:  Bunny Midge - grey, black #20-24
Griffiths Gnat - #20-24
Spotlight Midge #20-24 black, grey
Midge Foamerger #20

Streamer: Use an intermediate sink tip line and or heavy streamers. Slow retrieve or swing. Bright day, bright fly.  Dark day, dark fly
Patterns: Buggers #2-4 - all colors
Sex Dungeon black or olive #2
Cheech Leech #2 black, tan 
Wool Head Sculpins black, olive, natural #2-10

Nymphs: Fishing solid mid day.  
Patterns: Blood Midge #20-22
Tungsten zebra midges disco, brown, red, wine, black size #18-20
Frenchie #18
Scuds olive, orange, gray size #24
Jujubee Midge #20-22 black, red

Emergers: Fish mid day 10am-2pm
Patterns: Palomino CDC #22
Grey Soft Hackle size #20-24
Grey RS2 size #20-24
Beefus BWO emerger #20-22

 


B Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: clear
Red Creek: Clear

Water Flows:  2800 cfs average - see above
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches: Terrestrials,  some midges

Best Times: 11am - 5pm 
Dry Fly - 10am - 5pm
Streamer - early or late & cloudy days
Nymph -9am - 3pm

Dry Fly: Try big bugs later in the day
Patterns: Bunny Midge #20-24 black, grey
Griffiths Gnat #20-24
Spotlight Midge black #20-22

Streamer: Use an intermediate sink tip line and or heavy streamers. Mix up the retrieve to figure them out each day. Slow is usually best when it is cold.  Bright day, bright fly.  Dark day, dark fly
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 decent.  
Patterns: Pheasant Tail #18 - 22
Jujubee Midge #18-22 black, red
Blood Midge #18-22
Frenchie #16-18
Tungsten zebra midges purple, brown, red, wine, black size #14-18
Scuds olive, orange, pink, gray size #18-24 

Emergers: Fish mid day 11am-3pm
Patterns: Palomino CDC #22
Grey Soft Hackle size #20-24
Grey RS2 size #20-24
Beefus BWO emerger #20-22


C Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: Clear
Red Creek: Clear

Water Flows: 2,800 cfs average
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches: Streamers

Best Times: 10am - 4pm
Dry Fly - 10am - 4pm
Streamer - early or late & cloudy days
Nymph - ??

Dry Fly: Not many bugs or rising fish - throw streamers
Patterns:  Morrish Hopper #8-12
Triple Double black, purple, olive #14 -18
Chubby Chernobyl Ant tan, purple #8-10
Fat Albert black, tan #6-14
Parachute Cricket #8-14
Parachute Hoppers tan #8-14

Streamer: Use an intermediate sink tip line and or heavy patterns.  Mix up the retrieve to figure them out each day. Slow retrieve is usally best this time of year.  Bright day, bright fly.  Dark day, dark fly
Patterns: Circus Peanut #4
Sex Dungeon black olive #2
Swimming Jimmy #4
Cheech Leech Black, tan #2
Wool Head Sculpins black, olive, natural #2-10
Sculpzilla #6 natural colors

Nymphs: 
Patterns: Pheasant Tail #14-16
Scud #14-20 grey
Tungsten zebra midges purple, brown, red, wine, black size #14-20

Emergers: Fish mid day 9am-3pm
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle size #18-24
Grey RS2 size #18-22
Beefus BWO emerger #18-22

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