Avoid the muddy water on the Upper Owens

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions:
Fair as of 9/9 flows are at 227cfs above the Hot Creek confluence.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:
Fair the flows are still up as they are diverting water from the mono basin south to Crowley. Water is dirty, but it gets clearer the further you go up. BWO Caddis, and Tricos early, followed by Midges and Hoppers in the afternoon. Good bite on streamers as well.

Recommended Flies:

Parachute Adams #20
Harrup's PMD Hairwing DUN #20
Sloan Outrigger Caddis #16
Goddard Caddis #16
Elk Hair Caddis Tan & Olive #18
Extended Body BWO #18
Rycophilla #14
Parachute Kicking Hopper #14
Chernobyl Ants

Copper Tiger Midge #18-20
BH Prince Nymph #16
Depth Charge Bird's Nest #14 Black, Green
Copper John #16
Pheasant Tail #16
San Juan Worm Red
Zebra Midge #16-18
Olive Scuds
Western Coachman #16

Meat Whistles
Olive Black and Brown Wooly Buggers
Slump Busters


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