crazyrainbow fly fishing, Casper Wyoming



Current CFS.

  • The Grey Reef is at 1,000 CFS.
  • The Miracle Mile is at 780 CFS
  • Fremont Canyon is AT 80 CFS

Fishing has been good, but there is a lot of moss around. Anglers fishing above Sechrist should throw shorter rigs with lighter weight than usual to keep out of the moss (4 feet to a #4 splitshot). Those fishing below Sechrist will want to fish heavier deeper rigs, as the moss is not as bad in the lower river.


Fishing has been productive when fishing tricos in the morning and as the morning progresses PMD’s will start to take fish. Later in the day caddis have been working well.

Recommended Flies:

  • Midges (Pal, McGrubber, Mayhem) Size 18-20
  • BH Crystal PMD  Size 16-18
  • Tail Water Tiny Size (20)
  • McGruber PMD (18-20)
  • Mitchells Split Case PMD (18-20)
  • Bird’s Nest Caddis (14-18)

Streamer Fishing:

Streamers have taken a few fish for anglers willing to stick with throwing the big stuff. As fall quickly starts streamer fishing will continue to heat up.

Recommended Streamers:

  • Rusty Trombone Size 4-8
  • Articulated Goldie Size Size 4
  • Articulated Ditch Witch Tan
  • Bob’s Silver Bugger

Hopper fishing:

Hoppers are still taking fish with the most effective rigs being hopper dropper setups with a caddis nymph as the dropper.

Recommended Hoppers:

  • Hi-Vis Hopper Tan (6-10)
  • Mini Fomulator (14-16)
  • Super Chernobyl (8-12)
  • Chubby Cernobyl (6-12)

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Quote of the week.

” The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming, thus it is with time.”

-Leonardo DaVinci