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Green River Fly Fishing Report - October 8th, 2020

The Green River is fishing slower than normal. The snowfall that we had in early September killed off a majority of the terrestrial insects. There are still some terrestrial bugs around - ants, crickets, beetles and hoppers but the takes are random and there doesn't seem to be a top producing pattern. There are Psuedocloeon and Tricos hatching around 10:30 - they are small , size 24. Matching the hatch is very tough on these patterns - try using a tiny Parachute Adams or ant pattern to tempt trout rising to these little dries.

The flows are decreasing daily and are now averaging 1,200cfs. They are currently fluctuating from about 1,000cfs to 1,6000 cfs daily. They will be dropping 50cfs per day until they reach an average flow of 950cfs on October 13th. This low flow level will be tough on the spawning fish as they will have little cover to help keep them safe from "eggers". Our trout numbers are down over the past few years, and targetting the spawning fish is highly frowned upon.

Green River Flow Forecast Dropping 50cfs daily.

Current Flow Level - 1,200 cfs

Red Creek: Clear - subject to daily change

A Section: Terrestrials, Tricos, Pseudocloeon

B Section:  Terrestrials, Tricos, Pseudocloeon

C Section:  Terrestrials, Tricos, Pseudocloeon

Dry Flies

Calm mornings have been great for small dry fly fishing during the Trico spinner fall. The Pseudocloeon hatch is solid on cloudy days with bugs still coming off on sunny days.

Bionic Ant #12 -16 purple, brown, black

Chubby Chernobyl royal, tan, purple #8 - 14

Morrish Hopper #10 tan, yellow, pink

Snookie brown black #8

Fat Albert #6-10 black, tan

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Indicator Para Trico #22

Black Toast Ant #16

Chernobyl Ant #8-10 black

Triple Double #14-16 amber, black


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

Schmidt's Junk Yard Dog

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Heisenberg - black & Wyoming Cowboy

Drunk & Disorderly - articulated white / pearl

Galloup's Boogieman - articulated all colors


There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 4x or 5x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Egan's Thread Frenchie #16-18

Tungsten Zebra Midge #18-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #16 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Egan's Frenchie #16

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

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