Fly Fishing is challenging on the Lower Owens

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
10-21-2011
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Water Conditions:
Poor the flows still raging at 595cfs as of 10/21.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:
Fair female Tricos in the AM, Spinners towards noon. Big Caddis around all day. With Trico males in the evenings. 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 eroding banks at high flows.


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