South Platte River - Cheeseman-Chatfield

Tip of the week 

During the peak of the hatch both bwos and midges can be fished with a dry and an emerger in the surface film or just below the surface, but getting deep with nymphs and even emergers is typicaly most effective. To get to the biggest fish in the deepest runs use lots of weight.

Seven-day forecast 

Weather has been a challenge in recent days with the late spring snows raising flows and coloring the river. Recovery has been fast, and pre-runoff flows are still in effect. Fish through the warmer parts of the day, primarily nymphing, but don't forget to be on the look out for rising fish. Remember to bring layers of clothing to adjust to temperatures. Rain is forecast early in the week, clearing and getting warmer towards the weekend.

Must Have Flies 
Flashback Baetis Nymph Pink or Orange 16-20 Buy from
RS2 Black or Gray 20-24 Buy from
RS2 Black 22-26 Buy from
Blue Wing Olive Parachute Olive 18-22 Buy from
Tungsten Cone Head Woolly Bugger Olive, tan or purple 6-12 Buy from
Bead Head Prince Natural 12-16 Buy from
Orvis Cherry Creek

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