River Report
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River Statistics:
Below Reudi Reservoir
Current:   281 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   285 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   281 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   281 cfs
Gage Height:   2.15 ft

Water temps are not too much of an issue on the Pan; cold, clean water is pumping out of Ruedi daily. Flows are hovering around 200 cfs which is not too shabby. PMD's and drakes are going to be the two best fly imitations to try and get one of these behemoths to the net. Mysis can also get this big dogs going if you're closer to the dam. Smaller midge and baetis nymphs are working well in the early am. As the day warms up, around 1030am the Pale Morning Dun's should start making their emergence. Pink and yellow PMD's dominate this stream. For high floating dun imitations I like the Para-extended body PMD, a Parachute pink, or Quigley's Hackle Stacker. Smaller sizes tend to be the norm on tailwaters I would stick in the #18-22 range. 6 and 7x tippet are advised. For the pickier fish try a cripple or a bug that is floating a bit lower such as; comparadun PMD, PMD Cripple, Pink Albert, or a sunken drymerger PMD. Again smaller sizes are catching more fish than larger ones #18-22 and even 24's when its just not happening. A downstream drift is really the way to get some fish in the bag. Stack mending or a well placed pile cast is the way to go. Let the fish see the fly before they see the line. A reach mend is also a necessary tool in your casting quiver for this river. Crowds are heavy up closer to the dam and on the weekends. Finding a good pulloff lower down the canyon can be the ticket to catching fish and not catching the crowd, either way I hope you catch a good buzz! Drakes can be found later in the day as it is cooling down and on overcast days it can be downright silly fishing this big bugs. Lucent wing drakes, H & L Variats, Foam drakes, Comparadun Drakes and even a Hippie stomper all do well. Sizes from #14-10 are all appropriate. Green drakes doing better than grey. A CDC p-tail, 20 Incher or poxyback green drake nymph all do well as droppers for these. Sizes in the 14-10 range are all good. Streamers can be good late in the day as the light changes. Watch your indicator choice when nymphing, split shot size and color, leader length and positioning while casting are all important factors for getting a chance at one of the large fish that inhabit these waters.

Report Updated On: 08/05/2018
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