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Lake: Antero Reservoir

Patterns

Post By: murraystone      Posted: 9/12/2017 11:07:54 AM     Points: 0    
Any help on suggested fly patterns to use here would be greatly appreciated. I'm thinking of wetting a line this weekend being a 1st time in belly boat. Thx in advance!
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: Sep. 12, 12:13:19 PM     Points: 6    
Ive had success on mid to large (12-8) olive and black wooly buggers..also have had success on size 18 or so chironos and size 12-14 callibaetis

this was a few weeks ago...but they should still be hitting these i feel
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Sep. 12, 8:55:31 PM     Points: 840    
I love a brown leech. Fished with a dropper, try a gold bead tan Callibeatis or a black and silver chironomid. I like a skinny body version 14-16. A pheasant tail or even a different leech possibly olive or black. A soft caddis pulled with Callibeatis, low and slow. All could be a good choice. You might want to strip some large streamers. Matuka, bunnies, clouser's. Big like #2. Lighter colors gray grizzly white and pearl ..... Happy fishing and tight lines.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Sep. 13, 7:19:34 AM     Points: 30817    
welcome to the forum. I2 and 3way gave you some good tips. Also if you go to the Antero page there has been quite a bit recently on fishing Antero and you'll find good info.

You say your first time on a tube? Don't know how familiar you are with South Park water and weather. But I would recommend fishing early and as it nears late morning, use caution as the wind usually picks up pretty good and could put you in a bad situation. Here's a short video of what I'm talking about

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