Animas Lunch Report – 1/18/15 – Hawaiian Shaved Ice

18 January 2016
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18 January 2016, Comments: 0

Animas Lunch Report – 1/18/15 – Hawaiian Shaved Ice

Animas Winter Fishing - Corky - Andry McKinley - Duranglers

The Animas has been flowing the consistency of Hawaiian shaved ice lately.  Expect that to change though.  With snow on the forecast this week, temps have been rising above freezing and the slush on the Animas may break up a bit.  There will even be enough open water to get some nymphs to the depths.

Get lots of weight on there though, you are going to need to bust through the slush and hit these trout in the face.  It is cold and they won’t be moving much.

Here are a few shots of fishing with Duranglers guide Corky to give you a feel of just how frigid it has been lately.  We are talking “rig up in the car, don’t break off or drop a glove” type cold.  With this cold, fishing has been tough…but everything can change with a few degrees on the thermometer this week…

Fly FIshing rig up - Duranglers winter fishing Andy McKinley

Rigging Up

Dropped Glove - Andy McKinley

You better bring extras

Hook Up - Animas Winter - Duranglers Andy McKinley

Hook up or ice?

Fishpond Guide Pack - Animas Winter FIshing - Andy McKinley

Too cold to try zip up

De-Icing - Duranglers - 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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