The big fish are in the Upper Owens

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions: Good as of 12/29 flows have been stable at 76 cfs for a couple of weeks. You can still drive all the way up to Long Ears as zero snow anywhere.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good to excellent use small midge dries around mid day, with bigger midges subsurface. More bigger fish have moved up from the lake. They'll go for a streamer midday. Do keep moving if you aren't getting grabs anytime after 10 am.

Recommended Flies:

Parachute Adams #20, Brook's CDC Baetis #22-24, , Extended Body BWO #18-22, Brook's Sprout Baetis #22

NYMPHS: Western Coachmen #16-18, Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-18, Tungsten Psycho #20, Copper Zebra Midge #18-20, , BH Flashback Pheasant Tail #16, Olive WD-40 #18, San Juan Worms, Egg Patterns, Red Copper John #18

STREAMERS: Meat Whistles, Olive Black and Brown Wooly Buggers, Slump Busters, Perfection Perch, Punk Perch, Stinging Sculpin


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