Cache La Poudre River Report
Current Streamflow : 332 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 99 cfs @ Fort Collins, 10 cfs @ North Fork Below Seaman Reservoir
Poudre River Fishing Report:
The Poudre is fishing great! We are still seeing a few cicadas on the upper river, as well as a strong presence of PMD's and Caddis throughout the canyon. Terrestrials and Stoneflies of several species are crawling around the banks in numbers! Fishing the banks is still productive, but fish are spreading out across the river and will be holding in pocket water as well.
Cicada patterns, chubbies, PMXs, and stimulators work well as fish are really looking up. As we see clearer and lower flows, and an abundance of smaller bugs, EC or Elk Hair Caddis (#14-16) and Extended Body PMDs (#14-16) will be effective. On our dry dropper rigs, we’ve been throwing Bead Head Princes (#14-16), Hotwire Princes, and Gabriels Trumpets (#12-14) . For leaders and tippet we are using 4x-5x. 9 foot leaders for dry fly rigs, and 7.5 foot leaders for dry dropper rigs! Don't forget a handful of thinmints just in case you feel like trying to get a different reaction out of those fish!
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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Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::
Dries: Parachute Adams #12-#20, Q's Split flag adams #12-#18, Chubby Chernobyl #10-#16, E/C Caddis #14, PMX #10-#16, Cathy's Super Beetle #10
Nymphs: Beadhead prince #12-#18, Gold biot stone #12-#18 Restless stone #8-#12, Purple prince #12-#16, Guide's choice hare's ear #12-#18, Iron Sally, Hotwire Prince, Kryptonite Caddis
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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