Animas Lunch Report – 5/14/15 – Carrot Nymph
Andy – Today, I added all of Bill Flick’s wood fly carvings to our online shop (if you have not seen these, check them out here, they are really cool). The carvings by Bill are a resemblance of the flies of yesteryear. Not many people still use a Coachman or a Black Beauty Wet.
The fly that stuck out most to me was the Carrot Nymph. A simple orange and peacock wet fly, it reminded me of the Sparkle Stone and I realized that the Carrot Nymph still has a place in my fly box. Heck, a lot of wet flies still deserve a place in many of our trout boxes. We should all make a conscious effort to skip the bobbers and indicator yarn from time to time and opt for a traditional swung fly. Not many people swing for trout anymore and it’s just a cryin shame…
Anyway, the Animas is still slowly rising and is flowing at 1310 cfs. Thanks to the cooler weather and rain, our local rivers are rising very slowly, which means they are not totally blown out. We are not seeing the chocolate milk flows yet, and while the Animas is off color, it is still fairly fishable. Float fishing is of course a good idea right now. Chuck some streamers at the banks!