South Platte River | Deckers, Colorado

Deckers Fly Fishing Information

The South Platte River in Deckers, Colorado is a world renowned fishery.  Known for it’s technical fishing opportunities and easy access.  Deckers consists of a variety of water.  Deep pools, shallow riffles, pocket water will challenge even the best anglers.  Sight fishing is often the most productive mode fishing.  Focusing on your target and offering a perfect drift will catch you fish here.  Ideal flow for Deckers consist of a range from 100-400 CFS.

The South Platte River in Deckers fishes year round.  Water from the bottom of Cheesman Reservoir keeps the water warm in the winter months and cool in the summer months.  Both Rainbow and Brown trout grow large due to the year around growing season.  The best fishing is from Bridge Crossing up to the lower boundary of the Tee-Pee Club.

Deckers Hatches

Summer – Caddis, Tricos, Pale Morning Duns, Stoneflies, Drakes, Terrestrials
Fall – Baetis, Tricos, Midges
Spring – Blue Winged Olives, Caddis, Tricos, Stoneflies
Winter – Midges

Deckers Flies

Deckers Gear

  • 4 or 5 weight rod 9 feet long
  • 9 foot leaders
  • 4, 5 and 6X Fluorocarbon Tippet
  • Small to Medium sized indicators (small Thingamabobbers and Yarn)
  • Dinsmore Split Shot (#BB, 01 and 4) or Mojo Mud
  • Polarized Sunglasses

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