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Trouts Journal

Trouts Guide Service: May Fly Fishing Report

Ivan Orsic / May 29, 2014

The crowds on the South Platte near Deckers were heavy this past weekend due to Memorial Day and higher flows on other rivers in Central Colorado. On the positive side, the increased angling pressure didn’t seem to impact the fishing on our recent client trips. We successfully landed a few rainbow trout that were measured right at the twenty-inch mark as well as a number of smaller brown trout.

Springtime weather in the Rockies can be variable at best. We saw a mix of clouds with rain and thunderstorms and the temperature peaked out right at 56 degrees. The South Platte River was running at 101 CFS and the water was slightly off color and stained. We have had a few flies that have been producing well over the last few weeks. Our clients had success with pink San Juan Flash Worms size 18 and Pheasant Tails size 20. We rigged these flies using a Rocky Mountain Nymph Rig and saw consistent results.

One other thing to mention: we have one spot open for this weekend's On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School being held Saturday May 31st. If you have been thinking about giving fly fishing a try this is a great opportunity.

If you have any questions about fishing the South Platte River feel free to call the shop at 303.733.1434 or stop in. For more information about Trouts Guide Service and taking a ½ or a full day guided fly fishing trip CLICK HERE.

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