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.
14 Day Forecast: Look for hatches of midges, caddis, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, and Tricos. Flows are starting to shape up nicely and should continue to drop unless the monsoon season has other plans.
Tips and Other Information: The Dream Stream is starting to shape up after a challenging year with high water. Don’t get me wrong, the flows are still a bit high, but we are heading in the right direction. The big-bites are still a great attractor (San Juan Worms, scuds, leeches, craneflies, etc.) trailed by a smaller offering. Effective droppers are Buckskins, Mercury Pheasant Tails, Juju Baetis, Barr Emergers, Chocolate Foam Wing Emergers, red Copper Johns, and RS 2’s in sizes 18-22. The dry fly fishing should continue to improve as the flows receded. Carry plenty of offerings to match adult caddis, yellow sallies, and Pale Morning Duns. Make sure you bring plenty of Ben’s Bug Repellent, the mosquitoes and deer flies can get bad at times.
Effective Patterns: #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #10 Mayer’s Mini Leech, #18 Buckskin, #18-20 Juju Baetis, #18-20 FlashBack Mercury Pheasant Tail, #20-22 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #14-16 Caddis, #16-18 PMD, #24 Stalcup’s Trico, #14 Yellow Stimulator, #10 Amy’s Ant, #10 Hoppers, #20-22 Parachute Adams, and #18-20 Sparkle Dun