Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - October 14, 2018
Low stream levels continue but just a little low. There are still some hatches taking
place. All sections of the river are turning out trout. You have to stay hidden from the
trout.


Stream Conditions:







7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain on Tuesday and Thursday,
otherwise clear
for this coming week. Highs will range from 47 to 53 degrees and
lows from
24 to 36 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Animas River:
Rate:
246 cfs
Level: 2.37 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 48
Clarity: clean
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow at Durango
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 16, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
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
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
October Caddis, size 6, larva and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Trout:
Brown sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are two of the very best flies to use during the
entire year.
Various species of Blue-winged olives will hatch mostly on cloudy days.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Spotted sedges 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.
Copyright 2018 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Animas River, Colorado
A description of the Animas River, Guide to
fly fishing the Amimas River, Animas River
fly fishing strategies, and much more
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders of less than $100 are sent
regular first class mail. Orders of $100 or
more are shipped via Priority Mail.