The Lower Owens has had some interesting flow rates recently.. One day it was up to 300cfs and now it is back down to a perfect floating flow rate of 150cfs… Fishing has been hot here as warm spring weather descends upon the ownes valley.. Midges, Baetis, and Caddis are coming off here and usually daily and in that order. Casting to these off the front of my drift boat is addicting! Adams patterns, cut-wing caddis and Elk Hair Caddis are bringing the fish up! The nymphing remains very strong with Tiger midges, Hares ears, PT’s, Robo PT’s, RS 2’s, and a special chinchilla nymph that I have developed and have been absolutely killing them with it.. use all of these nymphs in sizes #16-20… Streamers are also seeing more action with the warmer temps around. Most colours of streamers fished properly seem to really get hammered.. Look for the dry fly hatches to be strongest around mid-day and prepare for some unforgettable fishing.

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