Confluence Fly Shop

Crane Prairie Reservoir

Crane Prairie Reservoir

Crane Prairie is a highly channelized reservoir with huge amounts of chironomids that help these rainbows reach their famed proportions. Strong hatches of damselflies during the summer supplement the chironomids.

Recommended Rigs


    • 9 - 10ft 4 - 7 weight fly rod
    • Large arbor reel with a strong drag
    • Rio InTouch Camolux, Rio Gold, Orvis HD Trout
    • 9 - 12 ft tapered leader
    • 3x-6x Fluorocarbon and Nylon tippet

Required Licenses/Permits/Passes

(All available for purchase at CONFLUENCE FLY SHOP)
  • -Angling License required for any and all fishing

Crane Prairie Regulations

Guide Report

July 21, 2017

Crane has had a very strong start to the season with big, healthy "CraneBows" being more than cooperative. Chironomid fishing deep in channels has been producing the best but smaller dark leaches or callibaetis nymphs on an intermediate line allow you to cover water and get into some aggressive fish.



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