Animas River Lunch Report – 8-21-17 – Total Eclipse of the Report

21 August 2017
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21 August 2017, Comments: 0

Animas River Lunch Report – 8-21-17 – Total Eclipse of the Report

Duranglers Eclipse 2017 Andy McKinley

So if it isn’t evident by now…we have been pretty swamped and have not had much opportunity to bring to the masses our usually consistent Animas Lunch Report.  We kicked off our video reports….and then fell off the map.  Summer hits like that around here.  It’s a whirlwind of 3 months that feels like 3 days and then September is here and we don’t know what to do with ourselves.  It’s hard, some of us even have a feeling of dejection at the fact that we did not fish as much as we wished.

It’s a good thing to be that busy…but some things fall by the wayside.

So how about that eclipse???

It was cool, but kind of underwhelming to be honest.  I guess I don’t know what we expected.  Durango only saw about 80% coverage for a couple minutes then it was back to life as usual.  We have had one or two people say they would be fishing a mouse during the eclipse, but we have no reports yet.  Were you fishing during the eclipse?  Let us know how it went in the comments.

As far as an actual Animas Lunch Report goes; the Animas is looking incredible right now.  The flows have FINALLY dropped to 330 today.  It’s crazy how it has been 800 cfs or more all summer.  Great for float fishing for sure, but the wade crowd will finally have their day.  Mornings and evenings have been best as midday has seen some warmer water temps.  Hoppers, PMDs, a few caddis, and even some BWOs are showing.  Standard nymph fare if the topwater bite is not happening.

Look for our reports to become more consistent as we work through the kinks…and expect lots more videos to come.

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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