Elevenmile Canyon is known for its superb dry fly fishing. The Trico hatch is one of many that anglers should concentrate their efforts on.
Water Temperature: Upper 50’s to low 60’s
Hatches: Midges, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, caddis, blue-winged olives, and Tricos
14 Day Forecast: Look for good hatches of midges, PMD’s, yellow sallies, caddis, blue-winged olives, and Tricos
Tips and Other Information: The flows are perfect right now! The fish are feeding hard in the riffles, runs, and pocket water. Nymphing has been good with pale morning dun nymphs, Baetis nymphs, and caddis larvae and pupae. The dry fly fishing has been good with pale morning duns, Tricos, and caddis in the slower pools and tailouts. Crowds are heavy due to its easy access and great fishing this time of year. You can escape some of the crowds by fishing the lower river or targeting the pocket water stretches.
Effective Patterns: #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #20-22 Mercury Pheasant Tail, #20-22 Rainbow Warriors, #20-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #20-22 Jujubaetis, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #22-24 Mercury Flashback RS 2, #20-26 Parachute Adams, #22-24 Barr’s Visa Dun (PMD), #16 Mathew’s Sparkle Dun (PMD), #16 Cannon’s Snowshoe Dun (PMD), #16 Elk Hair Caddis, #22-24 Stalcup’s Biot Trico Comparadun, and #114-16 Yellow Stimulator.