Green River Fly Fishing Report

April 22nd, 2014

The Green River is fishing incredible with blanket BWO hatches mid day.  There are great Midge hatches in the mornings, that present great dry fly opportunities as well.   BWO's are hatching best on cloudy days, and big dry flies are producing some fish on sunny days. 

The nymph fishing continues to be excellent with a 9 foot deep rig working best in the mornings and shallower rigs fish well when the fish start to move around in the water column chasing the emerging BWO's. 

Streamer fishing on the lower river is excellent as well, but not as effective when it is sunny.


Current Flow Level - 800cfs


Green River Flow Forecast


Look for great Midge fishing in the mornings,  with BWO's hatching mid day.


6 Best Patterns:

Parachute Adams #16-20

Hackle Stacker Spinner grey #18

Quigley Cripples BWO  #18-20

Higa's SOS  #16-20

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 black, wine, brown, purple #10-14

RS2 grey #18

A Section


Some BWO spinner falls in the mornings, BWO's mid day. Upper B is fishing much better than lower B


6 Best Patterns:

PMX Cricket #8-10

Hackle Stacker Spinner grey #18

CDC Cripple BWO #18

JuJu Baetis  #16-20

Tungsten Zebra Midge wine, brown #14-16

Articulated Circus Peanut ginger, olive, white, black #2


B Section


Fish terrestrial dry flies on sunny days or big streamers on cloudy days.  Droppers if the action is slow


6 Best Patterns:

Card's Cicada #8-10

Articulated Circus Peanut ginger, olive, white, black #2

PMX Cricket  #8-10

Chernobyl Ant black #8-14

Triple Double black, purple, #10-14

Tungsten Zebra Midge brown, wine #14-16


C Section


Terrestrial dries are producing quality fish n the lower river.  The BWO's are popping mid day and the fish key into them on cooler cloudy days.


Best Patterns:

Cards Cicada #8-10

CDC Cripple BWO  #18

Triple Double black, purple  #10-16

Black Cricket #8-10

Parachute Adams #16-20

Quigley BWO Cripple #18

Beefus Emerger BWO #18


Dry Flies


The fish are feeding heavily morning till around 4pm.  Midges in the morning, and BWO's from 11am - 4pm.  Fsh 7-9 feet deep on nymph rigs or 18"-3 feet deep on dry dropper rigs


Best Patterns:

Tungsten Zebra Midges brown, wine, grey, black, purple #14-20

WD40 black, grey #18-22

Scuds grey, olive  #18-24

JuJu Baetis #16-20

Black Beauty #20-24

RS2 grey, wine, brown #16-22

Beefus Emerger BWO nymph  #16-20



Streamers are fishing best on cloudy days, and early or late in the day, The best action varies day to day so try all water types and stripping speeds.


Best Patterns:

Goldilox #2-6

Articulated Circus Peanut  ginger, white, olive, black #2

Sculpzilla tan, natural, black #4-8

Sex Dungeon black, tan, white, olive #2

Wooly Buggers black, tan, olive, white #2

Butt Monkey tan, white, olive, black  #2

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