The Lower Owens River Fly Fishing has been very interesting with the passing of all the great precipitation heavy storms. Flows are up to an awesome fishable level of around 190cfs. Wading is only a little more difficult at these flows, but very good for the fish as they can move about the river more securely and don’t spook as easy while having more volume of food flowing by them! This being said the fish can be very picky one minute or day, and willing to give it a go the next minute or day, depending on the weather and many environmental factors.
Soft Hackles, Robo PT’s, FB PT’s, Czech nymphs, and the like have been working as attractors. Fish these in sizes #14-#18. Midge Larvae, Midge Emergers, Baetis emergers and Baetis nymphs are the smaller patterns. Fish these in Sizes #18-22. Some dry Fly action can be found randomly throughout the river system. Have a variety of BWO patterns as well as Midges and Caddis adults.