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, blue-winged olives, and Tricos.
Tips and Other Information: Flows are perfect right now and fishing has been good as of late. Anglers are reaping the benefits of some quality rainbow, cutbows, and brown trout that give this stretch its designation of the “Dream Stream”. Both nymphing and dry fly fishing has been productive as of late. Nymphs of choice are Buckskins, Pheasant Tails, Barr Emergers, San Juan Worms, and Leech Imitations. Carry plenty of surface offerings to match caddis, yellow sallies, Pale Morning Duns, and Tricos. Now is a good time to throw terrestrials on the down-wind banks to try and entice an opportunistic grab. Some big fish are looking up and don’t miss an opportunity to get more bang for their buck. 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