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Green River Fly Fishing Report for April 18th, 2014

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    BWO's, Midges

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Ratings on this report will consist of excellent, great, good, fair and poor. Green River Brown Trout, Fight a brown below diving board rock

A-section: Good

Dry flyfishing has been Good.
  There have been large numbers of midges and BWO's on the water each day from about noon to 3:30.  There are a number of rising fish.  BWO's are around an #16 and midges vary from a #18-24. 

Dry Flies to use:

Gulper Special #18-20
Adams #18-20
Morgans Midge #22
Griffith's Gnat #22
BWO Cripples 18-20

   Small Ants and Beetles
   Triple Doubles
   Pine Beetle # 10
   Cicada's #8-10
   Cricket's #10-12
   Black PMX #8-10
   Peacock PMX #8-10
   Tan Hoppers 8-10

Nymph fishing
has been Good.     
Midges and BWO nymphs abound.   Fish midges in the mornings and BWO's in the afternoon.  On sunny days when you see bugs, but no risers, the fish are eating just under the surface. 

Nymphs to use:

Wine, Black,  #14-22
Gray Soft Hackle #16-22
Ginger Woolly Bugger #6-8
Ginger Bunny #6-8
Pheasant Tail #16-18

Barr's Emerger #20-24

Ginger bugger, white bugger and Black buggers have been good.

Bow on a cicada, Landing a Rainbow caught on a cicada on the green river

B-Section: Good

Dry flyfishing has been Good.
 There are large pods of rising fish on most days.   These pods won't appear until the BWO hatch starts in the early afternoon.
Dry Flies to use:
Elk Hair Caddis in various colors #14-16
PMD's #16-24
Black Cricket or Ant #12
Try various hoppers, crickets, and ants.

Nymph fishing
has been Great.
Midges and BWO's are out in large numbers.

Nymphs to use:

Red, Brown, purple or Wine zebra midge #14-20 (always a good choice on this section)
Insert favorite midge pattern here #18-22
Ginger Woolly Bugger #6-8
Ginger Bunny #6-8
Pheasant Tail #12-14
Copper John #16-18
Olive RS2 #22
Gray, Red, Black, Brown WD40 #20-22
Neon Nightmare

Streamers: Good.  Varied colors and sizes have been good.  Just do a little searching.

C-Section: Streamers.

I've been using big articulated streamers that mimic small brown trout and whitefish.  Sculpin patterns have worked well for others.  Small black terrestrials will still pick up smaller fish.

C-section flies to use:

Zebra midges #14-20
Green River Para Cricket #8
green river Mormon Cricket 2-6
Black, Peacock, Royal PMX #4-12
Hoppers #4-12
Fat Albert (tan and black) #6-10
Stimulators #10-12
Brown Chernobyl Ant 4-12
Triple Double, Double Ugly #6-12
Mormon Cricket #4-6
PT's #12
Red or Brown Zebra Midge #12-16
Black or Ginger Woolly Bugger #2-6
Black, olive or ginger bunny #2-8

Streamers: Good Try black or ginger buggers or bunnies. Choose your favorite large streamer.  Best in low light conditions.