The Charlie Meyers State Wildlife Area (commonly called the Spinney Mountain Ranch or Dream Stream) is a classic meandering, meadow stream. Anglers have the opportunity to catch rainbows, cut-bows, cutthroats, and brown trout when they fish this fabled stretch of water.
Water Temperature: Low 40’s
14 Day Forecast: Look for sporadic hatches of midges. The best fishing is between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Tips and Other Information: Flows bounced back to 80 cfs, which is great news! Fishing has been fair to good for resident trout at the Dream Stream. Effective patterns include: egg patterns, red midge larva, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #20 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tails, #20 Buckskins, #22 Manhattan Midges, and #22 Top Secret Midges. Anglers can expect to see sporadic hatches of midges in the slow pools and tailouts. Dry flies of choice are: Size 22-24 Matt’s Midge, Griffith’s Gnats, and #24 Parachute Adams.
Effective Patterns: # 20-22 Manhattan Midge, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #18-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #20-22 Buckskin, #20-22 Jujubaetis, #20-22 Mercury Blood Midge, #20-22 Foam Wing Chocolate Emerger, #22-24 Matt’s Midge, #24 Parachute Adams, and #22-24 Griffith Gnats.