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Flows are still chugging at around 1,000 cfs down towards canyon mouth in the Poudre, with things getting lower as you get up the canyon above Gateway Park, etc. That said, water has been nicely off color even up higher in the canyon, and bigger, flashier nymphs, bigger attractor dries, and small streamers have all been on the menu, depending on the day. As flows continue to drop into those prime summer ranges of July and August, pay attention to the faster pocket water, riffles, etc. that sometimes get overlooked. Targeting this type of water can often be more productive on the Poudre than the deep, obvious pools that tend to get fished all the time (though you'll definitely catch fish in those too if you have the right rig). If you're fishing dries, try terrestrials like chubby chernobyls, hippie stompers, amy's ant, stimmies, etc., and hang nymphs underneath like prince nymphs, pheasant tails, rainbow warriors, poison tungs, two bit hookers, copper johns, and the list goes on, in about #12-18, depending on clarity. I really enjoy fishing small streamers on low-light days in here. Try patterns that imitate small leeches, sculpin, and small trout, such as Sculpzillas, thin mints, mini gongas, mini dungeons, smaller sparkle minnows. Less-intimidating profiles tend to get a little bit more action in here when it comes to streamers.

Report Updated On: 06/24/2020
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