Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Orvis Cherry Creek's Tip of the Week
Flows are currently at 249 CFS. Water clarity is good. Standard small nymph rigs in the 20-26 sizes have been successful. Watch for midge and mayfly hatches in the late morning/early afternoon. Dry flies in the 20-26 range have been most successful including BWOs and Parachute Adams.
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 7/26/21
Flows are expected to remain steady.
Techniques & Tips as of 7/26/21
For nymphing, small mayfly, caddis and emerger patterns are still consistent, smaller diameter tippet and adjusting depth frequently is a key strategy. Fluorocarbon tippet in 5-8X is most effective, utilize split shot or larger tungsten head point flies to get down deep, adjust depth prior to switching patterns. Get away from the more popular spots to avoid crowds. If you're not having success with the micro flies, throw on a large crane fly larvae or worm.
Current Conditions as of 7/26/21Flows are expected to remain steady.
Local Species Available Year Round, Prime March through October
Brown and Rainbow Trout
|Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail||Natural||16-20|
|Sparkle Dun||Olive or PMD||18-24|
|Barr's Beadhead BWO emerger||Olive||18-22|
|Bead Head Prince||Natural||12-16|
|San Juan Worm||Pink or Red||14-16|
|TH Zebra Midge||Black, Olive or Red||20-24|
Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Wet fly patterns don't get any better than this.
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
5-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line: