crazyrainbow fly fishing, Casper Wyoming


August on the Reef
August fishing on the Reef

Current CFS.

  • The Grey Reef is at 3,000 CFS.
  • The Miracle Mile is at 1,000 CFS
  • Fremont Canyon is at 950 CFS

Hopper fishing is getting really good, and should only continue to get better as August passes. Streamer fishing has also been picking up with those anglers willing to spend some time landing some incredible fish.


Nymphing has been very good on the Grey Reef stretch with good numbers of fish being caught.

Recommended Flies:

  • Midges (Pal, MacGruber, Mayhem) #18-20
  • RS2 #18-20 (chocolate, gray)
  • Rock Worm #14-18
  • San Juan Worm
  • Split Case BWO #16-20
  • Barr’s BWO emerger #16-20
  • Darth Baetis #18-20
  • Splitcase PMD
  • Bird’s Nest Caddis
  • Mallard’s Tanked Trico

Streamer Fishing:

Find some clouds and rain and streamer fishing will be good.

Recommended Streamers:

  • Rusty Trombone #4-8
  • Articulated Goldie #4
  • Articulated Ditch Witch Tan, Olive
  • Bob’s Silver Bugger
  • Thin Mint Bugger

Here at the Ugly Bug we are excited to be your go to fly shop and guide service in Casper, Wyoming, We have lots of availability for guided trips and lodging. Not to mention our online shopping is easy and fast with free shipping on all orders over $50.00 dollars.

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Fly fishing quote of the week:

“If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business. “

-Alfred W. Miller