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As most have probably realized by now, we're dealing with tough spring flows this year from Denver Water below Cheesman. Be mindful of daytime heat, water temps, etc., when fishing here. Expect to be running smaller bugs and lighter tippet with the skinnier flows. A better option may be to check out Eleven Mile Canyon area. Now is the time to increase tippet sizes with 4x and 5x fluorocarbon being the standard. Nymph rigs are going to be the best bet here, focusing on riffles and those seams near rocks and other river structures. When throwing your nymph rig try using a larger attractor pattern followed by true to hatch flies, such as midges or baetis. This time of year using a scud, san juan worm, cranefly larva or larger stonefly followed by a juju baetis, rainbow warrior, pheasant tail or midge pattern tends to work. The most important thing when fishing the South Platte is your presentation, change your depth and weight before you change flies. If you are set on throwing dry flies smaller parachute adams, extended body BWOS and sparkle dun BWOs can get it done. Always consider checking out the Dream Stream, as the lack of crowds outside of the shoulder seasons can make for a little bit of a different experience at this tailwater.

Report Updated On: 06/24/2020
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