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Dream Stream

10/12/2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

CWF is headed to the Dream Stream!

Dates: October 12,  2019

POC: Mary Manka, vp@colowomenflyfishers.org, 303 829 0406

Location: Near Lake George, CO

Meet Time and Meet Location: 10:00am, Parking Lot ($8 fee) near Spinney Dam (restrooms and picnic tables nearby), near South Platte River Catch and release area on this map: https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/SpinneyMountain/Documents/SpinneyMapAreaMapNov12.pdf Or, meet Mary at the Hartsel Gas Station (only one) at 9:30am and follow her to the fishing location. 

Map and Directions: Access is the Spinney Mt Access Road off of Rd 92. This is just east of the Chaparral Park General Store. Take the access road ( the ONLY road) and drive toward Spinney Resevoir, go across the dam to the parking lot. Access from the other access road is closed. Map: Google Map for Directions to Fishing Area


  • $8 Parking fee
  • A recent report from Trouts:  9/23/19 — With the colder temperatures at night, the morning Trico hatch been dwindling day by day. For the next couple of weeks we still recommend coming prepared with a few Trico dry flies and emergers, but it wont last long. Other than that, we have been nymphing with worm patterns, leeches, caddis pupa, and smaller baetis and midge patters. Our top flies include a Buckskin Caddis, JuJu Baetis, Foam Back Emergers, and Barrs Emerger. Each and every day is going to start producing more and more BWO activity. Have a box filled with a buffet of baetis patterns such as RS2’s, Mercury Baetis, Darth Baetis, and Shotglass Baetis. The afternoon bite has not been nearly as consistent as the morning, but some fish were still put in the net. As for the dry fly fishing, have a good assortment of everything. You will need a box that consists of BWO’s, Caddis, Midges, and our favorite, big hoppers(at least for the time being). Streamer fishing has been both good and bad. It seems as though some days all you need is a streamer. Other days, we haven’t even been able to get a fish to follow. Plan your streamer fishing around rainy or overcast days to maximize productivity. Bonus– We have been seeing a small number of Kokanee Salmon starting to enter the river. Don’t be surprised if you catch a bright chrome salmon in the next few days.
  • How to catch a kokanee salmon: https://troutsflyfishing.com/a/info/blog/let-8217-s-go-catch-a-kokanee
  • More kokanee tacktics: Consistent with fishing for sockeye in rivers in Alaska.  People will want weighted nymphs or put weight on not to far above the fly.  Also, the red beads might make the fly more attractive, i.e., a threat to be attacked.  There won’t be any dry fly action.  Crème or white streamers, light colored eggs, san juan worms. Use sinking tip line and weight to get down fairly quickly and then dead drift. You are trying to provoke a bite. A red plastic egg above the streamer also helps to provoke the bite. You are sight fishing so try to get close to a grouping.  
  • All fish caught in the stream are catch and release only. Only fish caught in 11 Mile can be kept. 

Fly Shops, Reports, Guided Fly Fishing or Floats:



  • All guests of members must sign a release form before attending CWF trips. The guest must sign and bring the signed form to the trip meet location/time and provide to the POC before fishing with the club. Members can download the form here:  Acknowledgement of Risk and Release of Liability for Guests


10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Attendance: 6

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