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 

Great Colorado weather continues to be a treat!! Afternoon thunderstorms may pop up, be prepared with proper clothing and extra layers. Flows are steady, and water clarity is good. Reports from anglers indicate fishing remains good to excellent, try some of the areas not receiving as much pressure, and adjust depths until you find the fish!

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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