Colorado Fly Fishing
It has been cooler and wetter this Summer so far and the valley is very green. The water has been at great levels and fishing good. The rains have been plentiful but leaving mostly favorable fishing conditions valley-wide.
The downvalley fisherman has resigned themselves that, yes, there is life after the Drakes have passed. They can still be found on the Fryingpan River and upper Roaring Fork River around Aspen, if you are 'jonesing'. In general the lower Roaring Fork will be mostly nymphing with occasion rising fish to small caddis, summer baetis and small terrestrials on finer tippet.
The Colorado River is maintaining a great flow and color. Fishing has been a bit slower with the big hatches gone. Now is the time for summer baetis and smaller caddis with an occasional stonefly, dry or nymphing. Streamer fans will start seeing an increase in activity.
Call us before you come up for the most up-to-date conditions. Stop by one of our shops to stock up on the best flies for where you plan on fishing. For more details see our Roaring Fork Valley River Flow information page. We are also home to the Roaring Fork Valley Fishing Report.
Check out our Closeouts! We recently added some rods and other gear to the page.
Fly Fishing Guide Trips
Roaring Fork Anglers, Alpine Angling and our select guides have been chosen Best Local Guide Service since 2004. Since 1980 we’ve done Colorado Fly Fishing Guide Trips on Roaring Fork Valley waters and beyond.
From Fly Fishing in Aspen to Fly Fishing in Rifle, We also hold outfitting permits for float and wade fishing on the Roaring Fork River, upper and lower Colorado River & Eagle River. We also offer wade fishing on both the Frying Pan River and the Crystal River, and have access to several private ranches and spring creeks that are capable of producing trophy trout.
Check out our Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Report for recent activity of fish and bugs.
With the help of a long time outfitter of the Gunnison Gorge, we are now booking three-day/two-night fly-fishing trips on the ‘Gunnie’.
For accurate, up-to-date conditions check the Fishing Report, our River Flows and Hatch Chart.
Roaring Fork River GWS
Roaring Fork River near Emma
Frying Pan River Flows
Colorado River GWS
Crystal River at Fish Hatchery
Our Colorado Fly Shops
Our fly shops in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale serve the Roaring Fork Valley from Aspen to Rifle. We stock a wide variety of equipment for everything from 8in. long finicky spring creek trout to 150lb Tarpon and Billfish. Fly tying supplies can be found at RFA in Glenwood Springs.
If you are interested in a special trip to Saltwater Destinations, please give us a call at 1-800-781-8120 or e-mail us, and we can help you plan something special.
Bruce recently went down to the Mangrove Cay Club in Andros Bahamas. Contact us for more information and prices. Until then check out our Bahamas Gallery to see Bahama's Bonefish. Watch Bahamas video here.
New Private Water!
Thanks to Josh Lively, Alpine Angling and Roaring Fork Anglers have secured exclusive permission to fish the Beaver Run Ranch on Woody Creek! 4 ponds, improved fish habitat on Woody Creek, a beautiful setting and BIG trout. Contact us to be some of the first anglers on the ranch this year! Did I remember to say BIG fish!
Steve DiCampo Mural
We are ready to start work on the mural for the back of the shop 1st step is to paint the rear wall a neutral color.
Are you helping to take care of your local waters? It is all about stewardship and protecting what we have for future generations. We Are Stewards.
If you are planning a fishing trip out in Colorado, you can purchase your license online from Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
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