Fishing fromT-hole through the end of the Quality
Waters has been good. Fish have been fooled on a
variety of patterns including egg patterns (cheese
and peach), wooly buggers (black and olive), leeches
(olive, black, natural), streamers (olive, white
and black). Gray and Dark Gray (with black head)
midge larvae, pupae and emergers (with flash) have
been the most consistent performers. Other colors
to consider are red, orange, and black (Sizes 20-24)
There has been a small BWO hatch around mid-day.
Try RS2’s (foam wing and CDC) in gray, dark gray,
and chocolate as well as pheasant tails. There are
some fish rising to dries. With patience, a good
presentation and some luck you can fool these fish.
Fishing on the Upper River has been fair to good
with many of the same patterns working. Red and
orange larvae (size 20-24) have been working well
as the top fly. Follow those with a gray, dark gray
or cream larvae or pupae (size 22). The fish seem
to be feeding off and on. Just got to be on the
water and fishing when they are feeding.
The new and improved Braids area is off the charts
with tons of willing fish in each hole. Try the
above midge patterns forlots of action.
With a lot of early bookings, this year promises
to be a busy year on the San Juan River. Make your
reservations early at the Octagon Inn if you want
a quality place to lay your head at night!
The masked man is long time customer of the Octagon
Inn David Cordova of El Paso.