Archive for June 2016

Its Caddis Time on the South Platte

It’s caddis time on the South Platte River near Deckers. An assortment of larva and pupa is effective mid day. I recommend having plenty of #18 Buckskins, #16-18 Barr’s Graphic Caddis, and #16-18 Mercer’s Swing Nymph. Anglers are picking up a few on the adults too. Three of my favorites are #16 Puterbaugh Caddis, #16…

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Fish of the Week

77 year old Earl Bachenburg landed this South Platte beauty on a caddis larva. Caddis larva and pupa has been the mainstay on many sections of the South Platte. It’s hard to go wrong with a size 16-18 Buckskin, Mercer’s Swing Nymph, or a Barr’s Graphic Caddis when the caddis are emerging.

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Fish of the Week

Brett Bills landed this huge South Platte River rainbow two days ago on a Baetis nymph. It was by far the biggest fish of the week! Nice job Brett Bills!

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It’s Caddis Time on the South Platte River!

The South Platte trout are keying on caddisflies! I recommend carrying a thorough assortment of larvae, pupae, and adults if you plan on fishing the South Platte in the near future. With nearly 200 cubic feet per second coming over the spilling (Cheesman Dam), water temperatures have risen to the mid-50’s which is ideal for…

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Pat Dorsey Fly Fishing