Animas Lunch Report – 7/8/16 – Throes of Summer Fly Fishing

8 July 2016
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8 July 2016, Comments: 0

Animas Lunch Report – 7/8/16 – Throes of Summer Fly Fishing

Beaver Pond Cast

Back in the Beaver Ponds

We are in it now, the throes of summer fly fishing.  The Animas has dropped to just over 1000 cfs and is fishing fantastic with dry flies.  We are seeing hatches of caddis and yellow sallies.  It would also be worth your effort to throw a mouse in the evenings…

The fishing on the San Juan River Quality Waters is also getting a whole lot better.  Flows are being dropped daily and with each drop, more wading options are becoming available.  Sitting at just under 1,300 cfs, the Juan is fishing well with standard fare: midges, annelids, eggs, etc.  However, you should absolutely tie on a terrestrial as there are a whole heap of ants and hoppers showing up.

You should also note that our high country lakes and creeks are all completely open.  It’s time to grab a map and do a little exploratory mission…

High Country Fly Fishing

Creepin the bend

High Country Fly Fishing - Duranglers Florida Andy McKinley

Andy McKinley
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.

His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.

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