High Flows are making Fly Fishing on the Lower Owens Difficult

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
10-6-2011
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Water Conditions:
Poor flows are raging at 607cfs as of 10/6.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:
Fair, Trico Spinners early with sporadic cranefly and baetis hatches mid-day. Caddis and Trico males in the evening. Fishing is challenging at best...Try to fish slower water on the inside of bends, high sticking whenever possible.

Recommended Flies:

NYMPH:

Drowned Trico Spinner #22, Gould Drowned Spinner #22, Micromayfly Brown #18, Headlight Yellow Sally #18, BH Flashback Pheasant Tail #16-20, Zebra Midge #18-22, Medallion Midge #20, Mitchel's Split Case PMD #16, Fox's Caddis Poopah Tan #18, San Juan Worm

DRIES:
Brook's Sprout Trico #22-24, Upright Organza Spinner #22-24, Elk Hair Caddis Tan #14-20, Parachute Caddis Grey #18-20, Parachute Adams #18-20, Renegade #20, Brooks Sprout PMD #18-22, Brook's Sprout Baetis #18-22

STREAMERS:
Pop's Bugger, Flashabou Buggers

Guides Hint:
Be careful of erroding banks at high flows.


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