The past several days have been very calm with seasonable temps. These conditions almost always produce a huge midge hatch and Grey Reef’s trout can’t resist a midge creeping around on the river’s surface. Dry fly fishing on Grey Reef can be prolific in the winter…even if the wind is blowing. Finding protected areas where the bugs congregate will have the trout looking up or eating very close to the surface.
Dry/dropper rigs, emerger rigs or a single dry fly will get them like Trent did yesterday. Trent walked the short trail to the Grey Reef where he and his 4wt landed a number of rainbows and one brown on a dry fly. When your office window overlooks the entire upper Grey Reef section of the North Platte River it is hard to stay in. Justification is research and development right?