Animas Lunch Report – 9/9/16 – Time Keeps On Slipping, Slipping…

9 September 2016
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9 September 2016, Comments: 0

Animas Lunch Report – 9/9/16 – Time Keeps On Slipping, Slipping…

It’s weird how fast things slip past us.  Like summer.  Where the heck did summer go?  I thought we just fishing stonefly hatches on the Rio Grande 6 minutes ago.  Now it’s all “fall this”, and “changing leaves that”, and “where did my life go, I have so much left to accomplish and I have wasted it!”

The good news is that the Animas is slipping into the fall rhythm of lower flows and good fish eating bugs.  Throughout the day, you can expect to find trout on the standard fare of Prince Nymphs, RS-2s, Pat’s Rubber Legs, and Caddis Pupa.  One should not venture to the Animas this weekend without a fair assortment of hopper patterns and maybe a favorite streamer or two.

With these colder late summer nights, local stillwaters have cooled down and the pike bite is in full effect.  We could go on and on with how these are fish of 1000 casts, toothy critters, big predators, yadda yadda.  Fishing for pike will slam your adrenaline, and now is the time to do it.  Mark has been…mark-engler-fall-pike-2016

Get out there this weekend, it promises to be clear skies, warm temps, and trout vibes.

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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