South Platte River - Cheeseman-Chatfield

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Blue Wing Olives are kicking off around 1 pm with steady numbers that bring fish to the surface. Midges are coming off at various points during the day depending on the weather. Keep an eye out for caddis.The fish are starting to key on the nymphs so use small pheasant tail and midge patterns to imitate 18-22. Fish will move into the shallows and riffles to feed on the nymphs prior to the hatch.

Durring 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 wieght.

Seven-day forecast 

Looks like it is going to be in the 80s with chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Fish early, fish late, and fish deeper runs through the hotter parts of the day, but don't forget to be on the look out for rising fish. Remeber to bring lots of sunscreen. Fall is a beautiful time in the high country, enjoy the warm air temps, the changing aspen and great flows while they last !Tight lines!

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Flashback Baetis Nymph Pink or Orange 16-20 Buy from Orvis.com
RS2 Black or Gray 20-24 Buy from Orvis.com
RS2 Black 22-26 Buy from Orvis.com
Blue Wing Olive Parachute Olive 18-22 Buy from Orvis.com
Mike's Meal Ticket Olive, tan or purple 4 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Prince Natural 12-16 Buy from Orvis.com
Orvis Cherry Creek
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