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.
Flow: 199 cfs
Water Temperature: Upper 50’s and low 60’s
Hatches: Midges, caddis, yellow sallies, blue-winged olives, and Tricos
14 Day Forecast: Look for excellent fishing for weeks to come. Anglers should prepare for hatches of midges, caddis, yellow sallies, blue-winged olives, and Tricos
Tips and Other Information: Outflows remain stable and fishing has been quite good. As long as it stay hot and dry, flows should remain in the 200 cfs range to meet downstream irrigation demand. Effective patterns include #14 San Juan Worms, #14 Scuds, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #18 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tails, #18 Buckskins, caddis larva, #18 Barr’s Emerger (PMD) and #16 Barr’s Graphic Caddis. Anglers can expect to see reliable hatches of pale morning duns, caddis, and Tricos. The slower pools, back channels, and tailouts are providing some good surface activity. Flies of choice are: #16 Elk Hair Caddis, #14-16 yellow Stimulators, #16 Mathew’s Sparkle Dun (PMD), #10 Amy’s Ant, and #24 Stalcup’s Trico.
Effective Patterns: # 20 Manhattan Midge, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #14 olive or orange UV Scud, #14 San Juan Worm, #18-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #18-20 Buckskin, #18-20 Barr Emerger (PMD), #16 Barr’s Graphic Caddis, #20-22 Jujubaetis, #20-22 Mercury Blood Midge, #20-22 Foam Wing Chocolate Emerger, #12-14 Yellow Stimulator, #16 Mathew’s Sparkle Dun (PMD), #16 Cannon’s Snowshoe Dun (PMD), #24 Stalcup’s CDC Biot Trico Comparadun, #16-18 Elk Hair Caddis, and # 14-16 Puterbaugh Caddis