Fly Fishing is still challenging on the Lower Owens because of the high flows

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
10-27-2011
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Water Conditions: Poor the flows are still raging at 601cfs as of 10/28.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:Fair we are seeing female Tricos in the AM, Spinners towards noon. Big Caddis are 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 erroding banks at high flows.