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Trouts Journal

3 Places To Fish This Weekend - 10/7 Edition

Brandon Rodriguez / Oct 7, 2021

If you are still sitting at your home office or cubical wondering where to go fish this weekend, don't worry we have you covered. Today we are taking out the guesswork when it comes to where to go fishing. But, we won't just be going over where to fish but more importantly, how to fish and what to throw. If you are wanting to take even more guesswork off your plate for this weekend shop our staff fly selections tailored fit for any river you will find yourself in! This week our top three river reports are brought to you by the most knowledgable sales associate I know, Jack Wickman. A Colorado native, and a borderline expert when it comes to finding those 20 inches. If you have been in the shop you know he knows a thing or two. So, without further ado let's dive into the top three places to fish this weekend.

South Platte River - Dream Stream

Flows for the Dream are still looking good this week. The nymphs and dries mentioned below are working well. Please refrain from wading across the stream bed this time of year in order to protect the spawning habitat. This time of year I think it would be in your best interest to throw BWO patterns, a couple of spinners and as always some hoppers on those warm windy afternoons. If you are still unsure about what to throw on the dream swing by our staff picked a section and we will make sure you are dialed in for the weekend.

BEST FLIES FOR THE DREAM STREAM

Staff Picked Trout Flies - Dream Stream
Staff Picked Trout Flies - Dream Stream
$35.40
Umpqua Adams
Umpqua Adams
$2.95
Umpqua CDC Biot Spinner
Umpqua CDC Biot Spinner
$2.95
Umpqua Dave's Hopper
Umpqua Dave's Hopper
$2.95
Umpqua Jigged Hare's Ear Tungsten
Umpqua Jigged Hare's Ear Tungsten
$2.95
South Platte - Deckers

According to one of our most recent guide trips lead by Tucker Bamford, Deckers is doing pretty well this time of year. As he put it, "We had a really fun day at Deckers. They were a bit finicky but we landed some nice ones! The trico hatch is still going strong and we got good surface activity from about 10:30 to noon.". If you were wondering what the fish are biting on, according to Tucker they were mostly eating tiny stuff size 22-24 and a couple came to the next on an olive leech.

BEST FLIES FOR DECKERS

Staff Picked Trout Flies - Deckers
Staff Picked Trout Flies - Deckers
$35.40
Umpqua Biot Epoxy Stonefly
Umpqua Biot Epoxy Stonefly
$2.95
Umpqua Flashback Pheasant Tail
Umpqua Flashback Pheasant Tail
$2.95
Umpqua Foldover Baetis
Umpqua Foldover Baetis
$2.95
Umpqua Graphic Caddis
Umpqua Graphic Caddis
$2.95
Colorado River Grizzly to Silt

This is a great section of river to float this time of year. They willingly eat hoppers and larger dry flies throughout the warm sunny days, as well as a variation of attracting droppers. This section fishes fairly well throughout the entire day and well into the evening. Similar to the upper sections I would recommend a chubby as an indicator, trailed by a few nymphs and attractor patterns. Recommended flies are as follows: Chubby Chernobyls, Pats Rubberlegs, KGBs, San Juan Worms, Eggs, Rainbow Warriors, Zebra midges, and more. With off-color water do not hesitate to try Streamers as well. Goldies, Mini Dungeons, Wedgeheads, Swim Coach, and Peanut Envy.

BEST FLIES FOR THE COLORADO FROM GRIZZLY TO SILT

Staff Picked Trout Flies - Lower Colorado
Staff Picked Trout Flies - Lower Colorado
$35.40
Umpqua Baby Gonga
Umpqua Baby Gonga
$6.00
Umpqua Circus Peanut
Umpqua Circus Peanut
$8.00
Umpqua Rubberlegs
Umpqua Rubberlegs
$2.95
Umpqua UV Sally
Umpqua UV Sally
$2.95

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