This area might be best left alone until next spring. The water is quite cold already and the fishing has been poor. The fishing closer to Salida has been better.

If you want to fish this area anyway, try: Pheasant Tails, Golden Stone Nymphs, Hare's Ears, Rainbow Warriors and Juju Midges in size 16-20. Small streamers can also be productive.

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