Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - August 04, 2019
Stream levels are still a little high but falling on down. Rain muddies the water
because of last year's forest fires. There are some hatches taking place.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is no chance of rain for the next week. Highs will
range from 88 to 91 degrees and lows from 50 to 52 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 16, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size
Salmonflies, size 4/6, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners.
Golden Stoneflies, size 10/12, nymphs and adults
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 14/16, nymphs and adults
Carpenter ants, size 16/18
Japaneese Beetles, size 14/16
Sandwich hoppers, green, orange, brown, 12/10/8/6/4
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. Golden stoneflies are hatching. Spotted sedge caddis are hatching.
Pale Morning duns are hatching. Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrials are working - Japanese beetles, carpenter ants and hoppers.
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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