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South Platte (Dream Stream)

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South Platte (Dream Stream)

Rating: 3/5

Current River Conditions

May 12, 2024

Fishing has been decent as of late, and the crowds are beginning to thin. If you're going to head to the Dream right now be ready for lower counts of the trophy lake-run fish. They're still present, just not in the same numbers that they were a few weeks ago. If you're targeting the lake-run fish you can get away with using bigger flies since they're used to eating them in the lake. We like fishing an egg, leech, worm, Hare's Ear, or perdigon for these fish. There are lots of resident fish too, so if you aren't targeting "trophy fish" we like to fish the standard tailwater goodies for these fish. Midges and BWO's are hatching consistently. Dry fly opportunities are abundant throughout the day, but nymphing will certainly put up more numbers. 


Dries:

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

 

Nymphs:

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

 

Streamers:

Wooly Bugger Black or Brown, Montana Mouthwash

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