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South Platte (Deckers) Fly Fishing Report

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Fly Fishing Deckers, Colorado

Rating: 4/5

Current River Conditions

June 19, 2024

Cheesman Reservoir is still spilling over, bringing a ton of warmer water that has the fish very active and eager to eat big flies. Fishing leeches, worms, scuds, stoneflies, and eggs have been the ticket lately. Although with the extra water that is higher in temperatures, the hatches have been rather sporadic, so don't expect to match the hatch anytime soon. Nymphing is really going to be your only option right now due to the heavy flows. The worm bite is also hot right now. This time of the year the rivers receive an influx of water from numerous sources. This often leads to worms and other big food sources getting knocked around more than normal. Aquatic and terrestrial worms will be in the water and the trout take advantage! You'll oftentimes catch fish that are so full on worms that they'll be puking them.


Dry Flies:

Griffith's Gnat, Booty Midge, Cream Midge, Pat's Midge, Drymerger BWO, Parachute Adams, Improved Sparkle Dun, Elk Hair Caddis, Foam Caddis



Foam Wing RS2 18-22, Chocolate Thunder 18-24, Flux Capacitor 18-22, Money Midge 18-24, Zebra Midge 18-20, WD-40 18-24, Sparkle Wing RS2 18-22, Tungsten Tube Midge 18-22, Black Beauty 18-24, Top Secret Midge 20-24, Rainbow Warrior 18-22, Pale/Irish/Red Ale Midge 18-24, Mercury Midge 18-20, Poison Tung 16-20, Massacre Midge 20-24, Manhattan Midge 20-24, Demon Midge 18-22, Mighty Midge 18-24, Glass Holo Midge 18-20, Midge Bomb 18-22, Rojo Midge 18-22, Jujubee Midge 18-22, Hare's Ear 16-20, Copper John 16-20,  Scuds, Juju Baetis 18-22, Ice Queen 18-22, RS2 18-24, Jedi Master 18-24, Slim Shady 18-22, Pheasant Tail 18-22, Eggs, Scuds, Leeches, Worms, Pat's Rubberlegs



Wooly Bugger Black or Brown, Montana Mouthwash, Dungeon, Tips Up

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