Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - October 27, 2019
The river remains in good shape even though stream levels are flowing a little below
a normal level. There are some hatches taking place including BWO, Mahogany
Duns and Midges.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a slight chance of snow Monday and
Wednesday, otherwise clear. Highs will range from 38 to 62 degrees and lows from 7
to 24 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Blue-winged Olives, size 16 and 18, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, Articulated/Non-Articulated 4/6
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Mahogany Duns, size 18, numphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Brown sculpin, White Belly Sculpin and Articulated streamers are working are some of
the very best streamer flies to use during the entire year.
Various species of Blue-winged olives will hatch mostly on cloudy days.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Mahogany duns are hatching.
October caddis are hatching.
We still think a good strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator
with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult midge only
when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 ft., 5 or 6X Nymphing: 71/2 ft.,
3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five
or Ultimate Six
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Copyright 2019 James Marsh
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