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Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

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Jim Stimson, Jim Stimson Fly Fishing

Hot August Nights
As we turn the corner on August, there are signs that autumn is upon us. The sun is lower on the horizon, the shadows grow longer, and the aspens on the high slopes are starting to turn. This has been a tough summer for the local streams and rivers. With year three of a severe drought raging in California, we look forward with crossed fingers...

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Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report 8/21

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Jim Stimson, Jim Stimson Fly Fishing

Hot August Nights
As we turn the corner on August, there are signs that autumn is upon us. The sun is lower on the horizon, the shadows grow longer, and the aspens on the high slopes are starting to turn. This has been a tough summer for the local streams and rivers. With year three of a severe drought raging in California, we look forward with crossed...
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Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

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Jim Stimson, Jim Stimson Fly Fishing

Hot Creek: It is fishable, in spite of the skinny, weed choked water. A dry dropper combo worked well, placed in the lanes between the weed banks. Try a stimulator with a Hot Creek Caddis tied off the hook bend. And believe it or not, streamers were working well too. Look for the deeper buckets and let the streamer swing through the holes. Use floating line...

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Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

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Jim Stimson, Jim Stimson Fly Fishing

So there we were, fishing the Upper Owens River…. I had a father-son beginner’s trip. We had spent the morning at the baseball field learning to cast, how to hook, play, and release trout, then we adjourned to the river. The day was warming nicely, my clients were getting the hang of casting to water (not grass), learning to mend, and getting the concept of a...

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Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report 7/30

Jim Stinson Fly Fishing reports:

Hello Fish Fans,

My wife and I dashed out of town and headed north last week, living in the dirt and swatting mosquitos. Tent life was grand with evening campfires, great wine, and long hikes to distant lakes. Fly fishing? Yes, there was fishing….. AND catching. Specific locations? Dream on……

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The Backcountry:Grab your daypack, snacks, plenty of water and...

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