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Shop leader Mr. Hicks has been to the Platte 4 times in the last 2 1/2 weeks. If that's not sign enough for you that its on like donkey kong up there, then I don't know what is. Big fish are being caught daily, some in the 10lb class. The Mile is eggy. A one egg omelet isn't enough for these brutes, try 2-3 egg clusters. Per Wyoming law, all stinger hooks must have thread on them, annelids are a great substitute. San Juans, leeches, midges and BWO's are good side dishes. If chuckin' meat is your gig, a good sink tip is key. The fish are spawny so they will chase/eat a streamer but you gotta get it in front of them. Sculpins, baitfish and leeches will all turn fish. The Reef has slowed down a bit as the fish are spawny too. Deep slots, seams, and breaks in the current are where you'll find em'. Change your depth before you change your flies. Bigger water will call for more splitshot or heavier flies. Indicator fishing is your best bet for size and numbers of fish. Although we did hear a report of a windless day up there where pods of fish could be found rising to BWO's...good luck finding a windless day. 2-3X is appropriate for tackle. Big fish = big tackle. 5 weights are good 6 weights are better; wind, fish and water call for bigger rods. Shop staff have been practicing their snap-t's with microspey rods on the Platte. Fremont Canyon is still wadable. Fish are more onto bugs in this section. Girdle bugs, BH psycho prince, copper johns, san juans, and leeches are all great point flies with foamback Rs2's, zebra midges, Barr's emergers (BWO), and tungsten micromayfly all good choices to drop off that. Sight fishing has been really fun as well. Get up there!!

Report Updated On: 04/06/2017
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