Full Service Fly Shop & Guide Service in Salida, CO

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Happy 4th of July weekend everybody!  We have been seeing some great fishing conditions on the Arkansas as of late.  Golden Stones, PMD’s and caddis have all been on the menu.  Hopper dropper rigs have been the go to but keep an eye for PMD’s to come off in the afternoon in the Salida area.  Further north from Granite to Leadville the Caddis hatch has been very good .  We’ve recently had a lot of rain and have more in the forecast, which is great, but be mindful of drainages that are prone to flash flooding.  If the water clarity gets dirty, throwing white streamers has still been producing fish.

Give us a call or swing by the shop if you are getting out and need bugs or just some friendly advice.  We are open and booking trips 7 days a week. 

Suggested Flies:

Yellow Sally Jig #16, Two Bit Hooker Gold #12-16, Duracell’s #14-16, Roza’s Violet Tailed Jig #14-18, Jakes Soft Hackle Perdigon #16-18,  Soft Hackle PT’s #14-18, Various Colors of Perdigons #14-18, Chubby Chernobyl #6-14, Guide Saver #12-16, JJ Bugger #6, Drunk and Disorderly Mini #6, Dungeon Mini #6, White Zuddler #4, White Dungeon #4, Sculpzilla Mini White #8


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The Gunnison is in full runoff, river flows have been steadily rising and the river is high and off color but hopefully this weekends cold front should slow the thaw a bit.  Fish are still being caught with large dark streamers, big stonefly patterns, worms, etc.  The fishing is challenging but for the persistent angler fish can be caught.

Suggested Flies:

San Juan Worms #8-12, Glow Bugs #16-18, New Bury’s Knuckle Dragger #10, Pats Rubber Legs Coffee #8-12, H/E Double TH Black #10, Rusty Trombone Black #6, Mini Dungeon Black #6, D & D Mini Brown #4


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The South Platte River “Dream Stream” has been fishing ok as of late.  Flows have risen but the river will mostly remain clear, if you’re looking to get away from spring runoff this could be a good option.  Streamers, Nymphs and Dry Flies have all been producing fish.

Suggested Flies:

Miracle Midge #18-22, Mayhem Midge #20, Element Midge Hi Vis #20, RS2 Black Foam #20, Red Copper John #18-20, Glow Bugs #16-18, B’s Perdigon Black #20, Boroff’s Hot Belly Baetis #22, San Juan Worm #10-16, P.S. Micro Leech #14, Mini Dungeon Black/Olive #6, Circus Peanut #4

 


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