The Charlie Meyers State Wildlife Area (commonly called the Spinney Mountain Ranch or Dream Stream) is a classic meandering, meadow stream. Anglers have the opportunity to catch rainbows, cut-bows, cutthroats, and brown trout when they fish this fabled stretch of water.
Water Temperature: Low 40’s
14 Day Forecast: Look for sporadic hatches of midges.
Tips and Other Information: Flows remain above their normal historic level for this time of year. Releases have remained consistent for a couple months which is good news for South Platte enthusiasts. Anglers willing to work hard and cover a lot of water are still reaping the benefits of some nice fish. Effective patterns include: egg patterns, red midge larvae, #10 Pine Squirrel Leeches, #10 Mayer’s Mini Leech, #22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tails, #22 Buckskins, #22 Manhattan Midges, #22 Black Beauties, and #22 Top Secret Midges. Anglers can expect to see sporadic hatches of midges in the slow pools and tailouts. Dry flies of choice are: Size 22-24 Matt’s Midge, 22-24 Griffith’s Gnats, and #24 Parachute Adams.
Effective Patterns: # 20-22 Manhattan Midge, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #10 Mayer’s Mini Leech, #20-22 Black Beauty, #20-22 Top Secret Midge, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #18-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #20-22 Buckskin, #20-22 Jujubaetis, #20-22 Mercury Blood Midge, #20-22 Foam Wing Chocolate Emerger, #22-24 Matt’s Midge, #24 Parachute Adams, and #22-24 Griffith Gnats.