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 on the rise from spring run-off.
Tips and Other Information:
Flows are on the rise in Eleven Mile Canyon due to spring run-off. Inflows to Spinney Mountain Reservoir are currently 630 cfs and rising, so the river is gonna get big soon! 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.