The month of March has us all itching to get out, especially with the sunshine and warming temps we have seen in the last couple of weeks. Ice is breaking up on the Poudre both in lower canyon as well as through town. Fish are starting to spread out and feed more actively, and though midges will continue to be our primary source of food, we are beginning to see Blue Wing Olives hatching. Take advantage of this opportunity to fish larger flies, and keep a handful #16-20 Baetis patterns (dries and nymphs) in the box!
If you are hoping to get out of town, the fishing is starting to heat up on the Reef and Mile. The flush starts on Monday, which can be a great opportunity to see those Grey Reef fish eating like its going out of style. Never fished the Reef? This is a right of passage for most anglers living in our area, and we would love to show it to you! Next time you swing by the shop, ask us how you can save $50 on a spring float.