Expect fishing to wax and wane, but keep at it

Animas River

by Duranglers Crew

Water Conditions


Water Temp: 39.74 ° F

Flow: 146 ft³/s

Water Level: 2.15 ft



Low and Steady

Fishing Conditions

The Animas: a favorite winter fishery.  Expect fishing to wax and wane, but keep at it. Nymphs are the standard trick, but a slow and deep fish streamer wouldn’t be a bad idea either.  More than anything, get your fly size and weight right.  When in doubt, go smaller with the flies and deep with the weight.  Watch for warmer days to discolor the river.


Mayfly Nymphs: Killer Mayfly Nymphs 18-24, Rainbow Warrior 18-22, Pheasant Tails 16-18, RS-2 18-20, Juan’s Sniper Baetis 20-24.

Midges: Black Midge Pupa 18-22, Disco Midge 18-20, Tav’s Big Mac Pupa.

Caddis Pupa: Barr’s Graphic Caddis 16-18, TBH Jig Caddis 16-18, Anicaddis 16-18.

Attractors: Prince nymphs and variants 16-18, Orange Crush 12-16, RIO’s Raindrop 14-16, Egg and SJ worm patterns.

Olive, Black, White Streamers: GD Sculpin Snack, Sculpinator, RIO’s Gold Jigger

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for Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

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