Thanks to the recent rains in late September the Animas, the Piedra and the high elevation creeks continue to have decent flows and are quite fishable. The Piedra and creeks should fish well into late October and, possibly, November. Fish the creeks mid day when day time temps come up a bit. The Animas fishes well through the winter. Look for Blue Wing Olives for possible dry fly action and don’t forget that streamers can be very effective now as we see good numbers of aggressive Brown trout this time of year. As long as the warmer weather holds, hopper patterns with a dropper should continue to be a good strategy. Also, skittering a dry muddler can be a good tactic.
The San Juan should continue to fish well through the fall with flows in the 500 to 750 cfs range. As usual midges and blue winged olives are the bugs to mimic. Since the river is subject to flow changes from dam operations, call us for up to the minute info.
We will be scheduling fly tying classes to begin in early December. And, we continue to offer one hour casting and four hour dry land fishing clinics. Contact us for options.
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