Latest Update: 12/18/2018.
We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.

Current Streamflow : Ice cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 11 cfs @ Fort Collins, 8 cfs @ North Fork Below Seaman Reservoir

Poudre River Fishing Report:

 

Winter is here on Poudre Canyon and ice is on its way. It is the time of year when flows drop and the water is crystal clear.  Come partake in the action before it locks up! The afternoons can produce some great dry fly fishing with smaller midges, but be ready with your 6x tippet if you plan to fish dries.  Midge and small beadheads like Tung. JuJu or Rainbow Warrior are nymphing well.  Winter time also brings streamer season. Don't pass up on the opportunity to feel the aggression of these fish as they prepare for winter

Patterns:  Some good options for nymphs are Two-Bit Hookers Olive (#16,18), and JuJu Baetis (#18,20).  Brown trout are starting to get aggressive and fishing streamers is one of our favorite ways to catch fish on the Poudre this time of year.  Sparkle Minnows (#8), Thin Mints (#8-12) and Mini Dungeons (#6) are good options.

For any questions on how to tackle the Poudre whether it's location, rigs, or flies stop by either shop before you head out!

 

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Other Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::

Dries:  Eric's Hi-Vis Midge #20-22, Sprout Midge #18-24, Biot Midge #20, Extended Body BWO #18-22, Para-Adams #20-#26, Griffith's Gnat #18-22

Nymphs: Beadhead prince #14-#18, Two Bit Hooker #16-#18, Rainbow Warrior #18-#20 Purple prince #14-#18, Poison Blue Tung #18-#20, Tung Guide's choice hare's ear #14-#18, Copper Ribbed RS2 #18, Mayhem #18, Barr's Emerger #18, JuJu Baetis #18-#22

Streamers: Thin Mints #6-10, Platte River Spider #4, Orange Blossom Special #8, Slump Buster Black #6, Aggravator Prince #6, 'Nilla Bugger #8-10, Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Rubber Buggers

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