Back to Eleven Mile Canyon

Went down to Eleven Mile Canyon with Mark to see if we could repeat the good day I had last week.  The temperature was in the 50's but it was very windy all day.  The flows were still around 70cfs with gin clear water.  Mark found the fly of the day in a purple san juan worm catching five fish over the coarse of the day.  I on the other hand fished a red amy's ant down to any number of different flies but caught my only fish on a red midge.  We fished three different spots and did not run into anybody on the water!  Good day in the canyon!

Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven 12'
Fly that worked:  Red Midge,  Purple San Juan Worm


  1. We're lucky that we have days like we had last week so we could get out and chase away the shack nasties.

  2. Kevin - I've noticed that you usually fish with a furled or woven line. I'm curious to know what brand and if you ever treat the line with a floatant paste? I prefer furled lines as well; I'm not a fan of level line.

    1. I have just recently switched to a woven line I got from Tenkara pyrenees(France) but I also like the furled lines from Tenkara usa. I also like to use a floating line I got from Riggs Fly Shop(Colorado). I never put anything on the lines.

    2. So you don't experience the furled lines sinking more than you might like when you are fishing dries?

    3. I do but it doesn't really bother me to the point where I need to do that. For the most part I don't have a long enough drift to really sink the line. My preference also is to fish sideways to the holes so the fly is the first thing presented to the fish and not the line.


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