If you want to fish for wild Browns, fish the Owens River Gorge

Owens River - CA


by Tom Loe
12-5-2011
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Every time I fish here after an extended absence I always tell myself that I need to come back more often. It requires some effort -the wild browns are not going to bend hooks out or anything; however they are all wild and as pretty as you will ever see. They aggressively take dries all year and you can have multiple hook ups in any pool that has three feet of water or more.

Accurate, upstream casts are mandatory with a four weight rod or less. They are not especially choosey-use caddis, mayfly or attractor patterns #14-18, bead head nymphs in the #16-20 range will be fine.


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