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  • Green River flows are lower than normal, but floating still good.
  • Big and ugly fly patterns are working for the big fish.
  • New Fork flows still holding up. Warm temperatures are slowing the fish down a bit.
  • Fishing in the Wind River Mountains is great!
for July 15, 2001


by John Ross
Two Rivers Emporium LLC
Pinedale, Wyoming

Hatch Report
Sunday, July 15, 2001

Get Big and Ugly!

Sunday, July 15, 2001

The Green River continues to fish well, the flows are slightly lower than normal but there are still floatable sections. The cfs at Warren Bridge is 500 and should stay there through July.

It's that time of the year when we get to use the big and ugly fly patterns for big fish. With the dryer than normal weather we are having we should have good hoppers and beetles the rest of the dry fly season. There are many patterns that will imitate hoppers. Try a Triple-Decker or Chernobyl Ant. If you twitch your fly on the surface, and look like a struggling hopper or beetle rather than dead drifting, you will get better results.

The New Fork River is also holding on flows. The fish are not as aggressive as they were earlier in the month. The water temperature is up and it really slows the fish down. Streamers have been working. Try a Big Horn Special or any brighter pattern with rubber legs.

The Wind River Mountains are fishing great. The hoppers and beetles are out in the hills also. Try small Green Hoppers and Humpies for the streams and shorelines of the lakes. If you are going after golden trout, try a Platte River Special with a Brassie Dropper. I have found this combo works the best.

Remember a Trout was meant to be caught more than once.

This report will be updated as often as the bugs change, so we change it weekly throughout the summer months.

John Ross
Save some fish for the next angler!

Tight Lines,
John Ross

P.S. If you have a good fish story, or any questions on fly fishing, e-mail me at 2rivers@trib.com. I always like to hear about the big one that got away!

Two Rivers Emporium LLC
211 W Pine, P.O. Box 1218
Pinedale, WY 82941
(307) 367-4131

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The Hatch Report is provided to Pinedale Online by Two Rivers Emporium LLCin Pinedale, Wyoming. Two Rivers Emporium LLC, an authorized Orvis dealer, is owned and operated by John Ross, a professional guide with over 20 years experience. Two Rivers Emporium LLCfloats areas of the Green and New Fork Rivers from Green River Lakes to Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Western Wyoming. They also have private property access that offers good cutthroat and rainbow trout fishing. This report is updated weekly through the fishing season and can be heard on Pinedale's KPIN Radio as well as found on John's web site, www.2rivers.net.

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