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Old 03-25-2013, 10:21 PM
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Default Floated from Newcastle to Silt today.

We didn't get launched till about 1130 but it didn't hurt the day. A guide friend of mine had floated the same section on Saturday and faced blizzard like conditions, high wind, sunlight..... the Colorado weather standards for this time of the year. He recommended Girdle Bugs, Peach eggs, Barrs BWO's and worms. We tried them all and had relatively good luck with all of them. I Had tied up a few home brew girdle bugs brown and black in colors with a new addition... rootbeer pearl flash in the antennae and tails. We landed the biggest fish of the day(23" rainbow) off of this fly. Eggs and bwo's brought in a few of them earlier in the day. Massive midge hatches all day long on the whole river, sunny weather seemed to keep the risers down. We didn't see a single surface take. All in all it was a great first float of the season. If anyone is headed out to the Mighty C in the near future i hope this helps.
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