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This river gets very high this time of year making fishing the lower canyon very difficult so fishing above Rustic is where I'd be headed first. Fish in the Poudre typically love attractor-type patters such as stimulators, chubby chernobyls, prince nymphs, etc., and bigger stonefly nymphs and leeches can also do some damage as waters have become increasingly high. And don't forget streamers -- tung thin mints are a local favorite, but fish in the Poudre tend to even like bigger articulated streamers too. If you decide to tie on a streamer, try one that imitates a small rainbow or brown trout such as a sparkle minnow, mini dungeon, thin mint, gonga, or sculpin of some kind. Try a short leash stonefly nymph rig in the boulder fields for some of the larger browns that call this river home. The Smethurst's twenty bomb or a sparkle chenille girdle are some of the top producers in this river.

Report Updated On: 06/07/2019
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