Wind River Fly Fishing Report April 8 2012 Dubois Wyoming

Wind River Fishing Is Good – Very Good Indeed

Wind River Fly Fishing Report and Video in Dubois WY

Happy Easter Brown Trout

Just wanted to say Happy Easter to you and yours…

…and give a quick Wind River Fly Fishing Report for the Dubois, Wyoming area.

This is for April 8th, 2012 and concerns the Upper Wind River.

Hope you had a wonderful Easter Celebration and were able to get out there and do a little fly-fishing too.

Had what I would call a Stellar Day on the upper Wind River yesterday.

The wind was kicking up a bit but overall, was not bad.

My fly fishing arch nemesis (er, ah, friend) Dennis is in town for a week and we decided to do some Research And Development.

Dennis wanted to try out a new 10′ 3 weight fly rod – so I let him check it out.

He is considering buying one for his arsenal.

Watch the Wind River Fly Fishing Report Video – At The Top of This Page

Not sure why he didn’t do so well with the rod. I mean I picked it up and proceeded to catch a killer brown almost immediately after dropping in the double nymph rig.

The Wind River was what I would call "green and clear," making the conditions very good

Dennis Kidd fly fishing the Wind River in April.

Hmm. I am now having flash-backs of something Dennis said in the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Video…(lol)

Just kidding, Kidd. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, truth be told, because you know we can tell no lies, I was able to hook up with two of the largest Browns I have ever caught in this stretch of the Wind River. What a blast! It was one of those days where everything seemed to go right.

Once again, both Dennis and I are overcome by and Infected with F.P.I

Here is a Wind River Fly Fishing report for Dubois, Wyoming with lots of details, including what nymphs we recommend you try.

Upper Wind River Fly Fishing Report Dubois Wyoming April 8, 2012

Wind River Fly Fishing Reports - Dubois WY Spring Fly Fishing is great this April

Dennis took this picture of me on the Wind River. Check out the rod bend! Oh Yeah!

Wind River Fishing – Water Temperature: 39
Upper Wind River Water Flow (Dubois, WY): 80 cfs
Wind River Water Clarity: Very Good and Green!
Dubois WY Weather: Temps in Low 60’s – Intermittent Gusts up to 25-30mph

Fish Caught: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Large Mountain Whitefish

Wading Difficulty Level: Normal to Slick In Spots with Silt Build-Up

Upper Wind River Hatches: Midges, BWO’s, Black Midges, Mayfly

Recommended Wind River Fly Fishing “Bugs” To Try:

  • Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear (size 14-16)
  • “Trussell Tweener” Bead Head (12-14)
  • Bead Head Stonefly w/Legs (size 8-10)
  • Muddy Mary (Stonefly) (size 8-10)

The Water Flow Information for the Wind River: 4/8/2012

80cfs (Cubic Feet Per Second) Records
Minimum Flow 35cfs – 2008
Maximum Flow 161cfs – 1960

PS: Dennis did NOT get skunked.

He caught Rainbow Trout, a Brown and a few whitefish.

Wind River fly fishing was excellent

This was the first Brown I caught – what a beauty!

What a great day to be alive!


by Bradley Marlow

Come Fly Fishing With Us!
Marlowโ€™s Fly Shop
202 East Ramshorn
Dubois, WY. 82513

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  1. You obviously had fun fly fishing. I so miss that activity though because that is actually one of my favorite hobbies. I love the photos you got there.

    1. Thank you for the comment Haily - we certainly did (and do have fun fly-fishing out here in beautiful Wyoming).

      Hopefully you will be able to go fly fishing again - very soon!

      Best Wishes for Great Fishes :)


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