Fly Fishing on the Lower Owens is challenging at best right now

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
11-3-2011
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Water Conditions: Poor the flows are still raging at 596 cfs as of 11/3.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair and don't expect the flows to drop anytime soon. But when they do, the fishing should be excellent!

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.