Fly fishing the Green River below Fontenelle dam

Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout

Although the water is high, there are fish to be caught if you decide to fly fish this tail water of the Green River, in Wyoming, bellow the Fontenelle dam. This time of year can be tough as the rivers are full of water with the sping run off. However, if you are determined you can catch a nice fish like this. You should always be prepared for any adjustment in the weather but if your patient and determined you can have a great day on the water. When the water is high and maybe a little murky, don’t be afraid to use a streamer. Wholly buggers, double bunnies or anything that you like. Don’t be afraid to trail a nymph behind your streamer either, its a great way to attract more bits and if they don’t like the streamer they may like the nymph. Two looks for every cast. The fish are always eating, so even if the water is high or murky as long as you are prepared and carful and you respect the water you can catch amazing fish like this…

 

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