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Denver: (720) 851-4665

Clear Creek

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Flows at Clear Creek increased at the end of last week due to rain, but have since come down. While, clarity suffered initially, it has improved. Keep an eye on flows and the weather over the next few days as there is more rain on the way which could easily stir things up again. As far as tactics go, dry droppers and hopper droppers fished along the banks and through the pocket water will be the most effective mode of fishing. An Amy’s Ant or Chubby Chernobyl to one or more smaller searcher/attractor nymphs or imitative midge, baetis or caddis will be a good place to start. We also like to employ an Elk Hair Caddis at the lead followed by one or more droppers as well. In either case, really pick apart the water and don't discount the nooks and crannies. Otherwise, nymphing the deep and slow water will be effective as well. Do your best to cover a lot of water and not get hung up in one place for long. Make sure to really pick apart the water ensuring that you hit those unsuspecting riffles and pockets before moving on. Surface action has been slow as of late with fairly inconsistent hatches. That said, expect to see some midges and BWOs sporadically throughout the day and come prepared to fish some dry flies.

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