crazyrainbow fly fishing, Casper Wyoming


Hi-Vis Foam Hopper
Hoppers are fishing on the Grey Reef

Current CFS.

  • The Grey Reef is at 500 CFS.
  • The Miracle Mile is at 520 CFS
  • Fremont Canyon is AT 100 CFS

Blue winged olives are here! Fish have been caught on BWO dries, nymphs and emergers.  Streamers and hoppers are also very effective this time of year. Fall is off to a great start.


Fishing has been productive when fishing BWOs in the morning and as the morning progresses caddis will start to take fish.

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)
  • Split case BWO (18-20)

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. Some anglers are running double hopper rigs, or a hopper with a smaller dry behind it.

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.

” Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.”

-Izaak Walton