Green River Fly Fishing Report

January 17th, 2022

The streamer bite on the Green River has been good on all 3 river sections.  Slow retrieves and covering lots of water are key.  The midge hatch has been sparse and the dry fly fishing very spotty.  The midges are thicker on the upper stretches of the river.   Calm days will fish best on the dry flies - if you find fish up stay there as you may not find other risers.  For nymph fishing focus on the middle and tail-outs of runs at about 9 feet deep.    

Current snow pack for the Green River is at about 115% of normal.  Flaming Gorge Reservoir is at about 77% capacity.  We currently have a high pressure overhead keeping storms away.  We need as much moisture as possible -Pray for snow!

Green River Flow Forecast  Steady Low Flows


Current Flow Level - 850 cfs


Red Creek:  Clear - subject to daily change


A Section: The lower half of A has been pretty consistent with streamers.  The Midge hatch begins in the mornings around 10am.  On calm days there are a few pods of fish up on these tiny bugs. The trout are holding in their winter runs, nymph rigs around 9 feet deep have been best.  The strikes are very subtle.

B Section:  Nymph rigs and streamers have been the most effective method on the B Section.  Commit to streamers on lower B.   

C Section:  The action has been good on streamers. Fish dark flies on dark days and tan, ginger or white on bright days.  Dry fly action is little to none.  It is a sin to nymph on the C Section and you will receive years of bad fishing Karma for doing so.  

Hatches: Midges 


Dry Flies

Calm days have been best for small dry fly fishing. 6x tippet


Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Midge Cluster #18-20

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Hanging Midge #20-22

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Brook's Sprout Midge #20-22

Bunny Midge #20-22

Triple Double #14-18 purple, black



Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger


Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors



There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Jujubee Midge #20-24

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

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Miracle Nymph #20-22

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24


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Historical River Reports

Green River Fly Fishing Reports from Previous Months and Years





Spinner Fall Fly
Stockton Art Brown Trout