Elevenmile Canyon is known for its superb dry fly fishing. The Trico hatch is one of many that anglers should concentrate their efforts on.
14 Day Forecast: Look for hatches of midges, blue-winged olives, and sporadic caddis and yellow sallies. Flows are high from spring run-off
Tips and Other Information:
Flows are high in Eleven Mile Canyon due to spring run-off. Inflows to Spinney Mountain Reservoir are currently 625 cfs and rising, so look for the river to rise even higher in the next few days. Anglers should prepare themselves for hatches of midges, sporadic blue-winged olives, caddis, and yellow sallies. I’d break out some of the big-bites as well, including stoneflies, San Juan Worms, scuds, leeches, etc. and trail a Buckskin, Mercury Pheasant Tail, Juju Baetis, Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, red Copper John, RS 2 behind it, all in sizes 18-22.
Effective Patterns: #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #14-16 San Juan Worm, #14-16 UV Scud, #16-18 red Copper John, #20 Juju Baetis, #20-22 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #18-20 Mercury Pheasant Tail, #20 RS 2, #18 Buckskin, #16 Barr’s Graphic Caddis, #16 Mercer’s Swing Nymph, #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis, #16 Yellow Sally #16 Stimulator, #18-20 Sparkle Dun, #20-22 Matt’s Midge, and #20-22 Parachute Adams.