Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - June 18, 2019
Stream levels are high. Runoff is underway. There are some hatches taking place.
The lower sections of the river was turning out trout befor the high water.
7 Day Weather Forecast: Chance of storms/rain today (06/18), Friday, and
Saturday. Otherwise clear. Highs will range from 72 to 85 degrees and lows from 39
to 47 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 16, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size
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
Salmonflies, size 4/6, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Brown sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are two of the very best flies to use during the
Various species of Blue-winged olives will hatch mostly on cloudy days.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Salmonflies are hatching
Spotted sedge 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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