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South Platte River: Deckers

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South Platte Deckers flows have come down by 40 cfs and currently sit just above 200 cfs.While the water is stained, there is still plenty of visibility. Fishing has been fantastic the past few days with trout spreading out and feeding heavily on scuds, midges, BWOs, PMDs, caddis and stoneflies. We’ve entered the time of year where there are plenty of bugs on the menu, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Along with scuds, Pat’s Rubber Legs, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ears and caddis larva patterns are hot lead patterns right now. Trout are feeding opportunistically on bigger meals, so experiment plenty of action on your large lead fly. For your trailer, you can never go wrong with Mercury Black Beauties, Chocolate Foam Back Emergers, Sparkle Wing RS2s, Barr’s Emergers and Darth Baetis. If you see caddis hatching during the late morning or early afternoon, midge pupa patterns will do damage as well. Nymph rigs are ideal when fishing deeper runs, pools, riffles and transitions but if you see trout feeding along the banks, dry droppers are a great way to go. Elk Hair Caddis and Chubby Chernobyls will support deeper dry dropper setups. If you need something more delicate for sipping trout, a Sparkle Dun followed by an RS2 will do the trick.

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