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Colorado Fly Fishing

Spring 2015

To Blow or Not to Blow...

Spring in the Rockies this year will be the usual roller-coaster ride. So far it has been mostly dry with no precipitation, hopefully we will see some April Showers (and bugs)  for May Flowers. Some low level runoff will be occuring from time to time with periods of clearer green water.

The fish on the Fryingpan River have been munching Midges and Baetis during the hatches. It is about time for some caddis soon as Mother's Day is coming. You may even find a 'mysis hatch' near the dam. Don't forget the TP! 

The Roaring Fork River is mostly clear with the mud flushing out usually in a day or 2. Caddis are starting to show up in the area so they should start popping on the Fork soon.

The Colorado River is up and showing various levels of clarity when it is fishable. Caddis are starting to pop down-river as they start their annual Spring hatch and rapid migration.

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.

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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 2014.

Quick Links

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.

Adventure Travel

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 with a Bahama BonefishBruce 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.

Recent News

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.

Recycled Fish

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.

Licenses Online

If you are planning a fishing trip out in Colorado, you can purchase your license online from Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
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