Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: Today we go to Deckers! At least that's where we should be going because at 124 CFS Deckers fishes like a DREAM! Lots of bugs and sight fishing makes for a Colorado destination worth wile!

Current Conditions at Deckers:

Now is a good time to get your sight fishing game on and head to Deckers for some unbelievable on stream action. A good nymph fisherman will definitely catch the majority of the fish right now. 9 foot leaders and 4x-5x tippet will get the job done. For flies think small, sparse and realistic.

No need to be on the water early, wait for the sun to come up in order to warm up the water temperature. Fishing has been best from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fly fishing trips have been catching lots of trout. Make sure you are getting a good drag free drift in order to hook fish. Tiny tippets and small midge and mayfly patterns are hooking the most fish. Try nymph fishing with different styles and sizes of midge patterns. Try a tandem nymph rig. Use three different midge patters. Try a black Zebra Midge (size 20-24) or a Money Midge (size 20-24). The fish are eating midges and we are even seeing the occasional rise to an adult midge. Make sure bring a quality pair of glasses to cut the glare from the snow and sun.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 124
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 6 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Deckers

Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: AM
Insect Type: Midge Chocolate Brown Midge Larva Illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger Illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Chocolate
Size: 20
Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Buckskin Caddis Buckskin Caddis
Color: Chocolate
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Fly: Disco Midge Disco Midge
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 24
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
© The Flyfisher Group


Snow Midge Gray to Charcoal Jan 1 -
Dec 31
Warmest part of day 24-28 2-3 Hours
Snow Midge Larva illustration Snow Midge Emerger illustration Snow Midge Adult illustration


Micro Black Dark Brown to Black Jan 1 -
May 15
38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day 18-22 NA
Micro Black Nymph illustration Micro Black Adult illustration

Weather for Deckers

Current: 37 °F    Sunny    Wind: 12 MPH NE
Current Condtions

Temperature: 37 °F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 12 mph NE
Pressure: 15.01 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Monday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 62 °F
Low: 39 °F
Wind: 8 mph SW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 59 °F
Low: 35 °F
Wind: 8 mph SW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 48 °F
Low: 30 °F
Wind: 8 mph WSW

Archived Fishing Reports for Deckers