January 26, 2011The Lower Owens continues to be good to some fly anglers and great to others. The weather continues to be almost too good and the water temperatures continue to stay around 43-46 degrees. Dry fly top water action is just getting started as some fly fisherman are seeing isolated pods of rising fish mid-morning to afternoon. Beryl and Trace both reported some dry fly action as well on BWO's and some small caddis on the water just yesterday. This BWO hatch should only escalate as the relatively warm weather continues and spring approachs. Emerging caddis and BWO emergers, along with various Midge larvae and emergers continues to extract wild browns from the bottoms of runs, riffles and pools. Extended Body, Cut- Wing, Parachute BWO and Elk Hair and Adult Caddis patterns will take picky fish on top. All these flies are in sizes #16 -#20. Look for the Lower Owens to provide fly anglers with some prime winter fishing in the next upcoming weeks and months.