Green River Fly Shop

8600 cfs and the Associated Fishing.

  Many people have not experienced flows this high and have shared concerns with the fishing.   Ofttimes the dry fly fishing is non existent, at least for a few weeks.   The indicator fishing can be very good as a lot of food is dislodged in the river.  Large items such as eggs, worms, and large scud become coveted item by the fish.  This can make for some great fishing.  Also, because the fish have to work harder in the fast water they are more opportunistic and more aggressive.  So far the first few days of fishing at 8600 have been fantastic.        Long term,  occasional flushes seem to be beneficial to the aquatic life in the river.   Past data has shown larger hatches the years following a extremely high flow.   We are hoping to see the same as a result of mother natures gift of  an abundance of water.  

Posted on 5/06/2011 under green river, high flows