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FgfgFebruary 25th, 2017, 5:01 pm

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Hey 👋
I've been fishing clear creek in golden Colorado, waters icy, I've been out past two days. Swinging black, olive and white streamers. Poison tounges, black beauties and zebra midges - no hits.

Any special advice for Colorado Rocky Mountain frozen creeks?

IasgairFebruary 25th, 2017, 6:53 pm

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Nice to see another Coloradan. For Clear Creek, the hatches will primarily be midges. But mayfly nymphs should be on the move as well. You may want to try a combination of these in a 2-nymph set up.

BH Pheasant tail sizes 16-20.
BH Brassie 18-22 in olive, cream, or gray.
BWO Para. 16-22.
Midge dry flies 20-28.

I hope this helps. I know it works well on the Big T.

Also, stay warm and please be careful on any ice. Most of all, be patient. They will be deep in holes, and tucked up tight under rocks. Clear Creek can be very tough this time of year, but obviously better after run off.

If you continue using streamers, keep them as close to the bottom as you can tapping the rocks.
FgfgFebruary 25th, 2017, 7:01 pm

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This post was more than helpful - thank you Isagair - I will keep you posted on what works ! Thanks again! @isadair
IasgairFebruary 26th, 2017, 6:23 am

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One more thing. Use smaller streamers than what you would normally use. I would use something 1 1/2 inches long at most.

PaulRobertsFebruary 26th, 2017, 8:04 am

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If you are in really cold water the fish may not be willing to move much. I know we've had an unseasonably warm February, but this last front has dropped temps back to winter. Keeping speed in check will become important again.

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