With the flows this high on the Upper Owens use a sink tip line

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions: Good as of 11/8 the flows are at 158 cfs.
Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good with flows this high, best to stick to sink tip or full sink lines (depending on whether ot not you need to mend) and fish streamers in the deeper slower water. The section below the bridge to the monument closed as of October 1st.

Recommended Flies:

Royal Coachmen #18, Kaufman Stimulator #18, Parachute Adams #18, Elk Hair Caddis #16-18, Parachute Caddis #18,

NYMPHS: Black Bead Birds Nest #14-16, Nitro Caddis Tan #14-16, Zebra Midge #16-18, Copper John #14-18, Flashback Hare's Ear #16, Tungsten Zebra Midge #18-20, Copper Zebra Midge #16-18, Nori's Caddis Pupa #16, Olive Bird's Nest #16, Red/Pink San Juan Worm, Prince Nymph #14-16, Egg Patterns

STREAMERS: Doc's Twin Lake Special Black Meat Whistles, Olive Wooly Buggers, Slump Busters, Perfection Perch, Punk Perch, Stinging Sculpin


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