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Trouts Journal

Featured Trouts Guide Report of the Week - 4/21 Edition

Ivan Orsic / Apr 21, 2021

Each week we choose one report from our Guide Reports section of the FISHING INFORMATION page! Click the Guide Report dropdown and you'll find up-to-date Guide Reports from our professional fly fishing guides. Each report will detail the location, timing, hatch information, fly selection, and rigging.

Check out this recent report from Brian Hilbert. Brian's report discusses a recent walk-wade trip on the South Platte. Stay tuned to our Guide Reports section for more reports as we continue to get clients out on the water.

LOCATION: South Platte River near Deckers
Brian Hilbert

"Great snowy day at Deckers. Despite the less than ideal weather, it was still quite crowded being a Saturday. We were able to find some feeding fish though and had a ton of success consistently throughout the day. Early on, midges were the name of the game. A Barr’s Pure Larva and a black $3 dip, both in size 20 accounted for most of our fish. We also caught a few fish on worms and leeches but midges were definitely preferred by the trout. We mainly found fish in the deeper runs and pools but did pick off a few fish feeding in the riffles. After lunch, there were quite a few midges coming off and the $3 dip continued to shine until about 1:30 when we started seeing Blue wings hatching. A size 20 Barr’s emerger dominated the remainder of the day fished mid column. We did a lot of sight fishing, spotting feeding fish and casting to them. To end the day we threw some dries to rising fish and after picking off a few with a size 20 CDC Comparadun we called it a day. All in all a great day! 25+ to the net, good luck out there!"

To book Brian Hilbert or any of our professional fly fishing guides, please give us a shout at 303-733-1434!

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