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Green River fishing report from Flaming Gorge Resort

Just in time to run with the story, photo and video we did on fishing the Green and Flaming Gorge, comes this report from fly fishing guide Ryan Kelly with Flaming Gorge Resort.

May 8, 2012

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Flows: 1580 cfs 6:00 am-4:00 pm rising to 2500 from 5:00 pm-12:00 am. The water takes about 2 hrs. to reach Little Hole.

The last couple of weeks have changed dramatically. It's transition time and the big Midge and Blue Wing hatches have tapered off and terrestrials have made an appearance. Today, lunchtime was filled with the sounds of crickets and cicadas. While there aren't enough in the water yet to make it true "cicada fishing," there are enough to make it interesting. Nymph fishing remains good on A section and great on B. Both Midges and Blue Wings and have decreased in size. Midges are around a #22 and BWO's are #18-20. Cicadas are about an #8-10, and crickets about #10-12. This week was highlighted by a falcon dive-bombing a golden eagle and the golden doing a barrel role trying to snatch the falcon with his talons. The golden fought off about 10 attempts by the falcon before he finally gave up. We caught a couple of fatty 20" bows as well. Good times and dancing lines, Ryan

Dry flies to use: Card Cicada#8, Green River para cricket #10, Green River parabeatis #18-20, Gulper Special #18-20 , BWO Cripple #18-20 Griffiths gnat #20, Morgan's Midge #22

Nymphs to use: Ju Ju Beatis #18-20, Tungsten Olive Biot #18-20, Pheasant Tail #18-20, Zebra midges in brown, wine, and black #14-20. The bigger zebras have worked better on B section. Featured flies are the Card Cicada and Green River Para Cricket.

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