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Roaring Fork Fishing Report

 

 

Fly Fishing Report for the 4 Main Rivers in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Roaring Fork River, Frying Pan River, Colorado River and the Crystal River. The fishing report is updated regularly so check back often for current information. If you have any questions or contact us for the most current conditions and fly fishing report. We also have a hatch chart available for general bug hatch information.

Frying Pan River Fishing Report

The Frying Pan River continues to run around 70CFS. Low and clear is the word so bring 6-7x.  Nymphing is bread and butter, but we do receive reports of good surface action with midge emergers and some Baetis dries. Dry fly fishing is all about time of day and location right now. Scout out a new spot with some faster water feeding into a slow spot and you could have an epic Spring day.

Given our recent warm spell the middle and lower Frying Pan River should be agreat change of pace.  Flies are similar, but concentrate on deeper pools for nymphing and look for other places that aren't normally fished. You might find a gem!

Call us for the most current conditions or stop by to find out more before wading.

Flies:
Dries: Para Adams 18-24, Adult Midge 20-22, Spent Midge 20-22, Midge Cluster 18, Low Rider 20-22
Mysis (Toilet Bowl to Baetis Bridge): Charlie's Mysis, Ultra Mysis, Mayer's Mysis, Solitude Mysis
Nymphs: RS2, WD40, Pheasant Tails 18-22, JuJu Bee red or Zebra 18-20, Red or Black Zebra Midge 16-20, Copper or Red Brassie 16-20, Eggs
Streamers: Sculpin, Goldie, Zonkers, Splendors

Frying Pan River Flows

 

Roaring Fork River Fishing Report

 

****! Stream and River closures are in effect at Three Mile and Four Mile Creeks!****

Dry Fly fishing has arrived! Both Midges and Blue Winged Olives are making daily appearances. The Roaring Fork water levels are still low and clear providing excellent fishing conditions. Concentrate on Midges, BWOs in both nymphs, emergers and dries in #18-20. and stone fly nymphs. in #8-12. Streamer fisherman have been successful as well, but low water levels ca make streamer fishing difficult. Include a few eggs and the fish should be eager to please.

We check the river daily and our guides are fishing it if they can, give us a quick call for updated info before heading our direction. Call us for the most current conditions or stop by to find out more before floating or wading.

Flies:

Dries: Para olive gulper, Sprout beatis, Extended dun BWO, Para Adams 18-24, Adult Midge, Midge Clusters, Griffith's Gnats
Nymphs: RS2, WD40, Mayhem, Pheasant Tail 16 - 22, Batwinged emerger, Magnymphico, Skinny Nelson, Hide a bead Beatis, Prince, Pats, FFKA, Copper Johns, Eggs, JuJu Bee Red or Zebra 18-20, Red or Black Zebra Midge 16-20, Copper or Red Brassie 16-20, GB Epoxy Stone
Streamers: Buggers and smaller streamers

Roaring Fork River Flows

 

Crystal River Fishing Report

The Crystal is fishing ok, when it is not muddy, with small attractor nymphs.

Call us for the most current conditions or stop by to find out more before wading.

Flies:

Dries:
Nymphs: Prince, Copper John, 20 incher

Crystal River Flows

 

Colorado River Fishing Report

See the Colorado River on the Wave Park Webcam.

****! Stream and River closures on Grizzly Creek, No Name Creek, and Canyon Creek are in effect!****

Conditions and hatches are very similar to the Roaring Fork River, but the Colorado remains fickle. Midges, BWOs and Stone nymphs are all active, but not every day. The Colorado has excellent streamer access right now. If you are not seeing any bugs, your nymph selection should be wide and varied. Stone flies, Beatis, midges, eggs and worms are all important to the fish and will all work at various times. Keep your eyes open for caddis!

We check the river daily and our guides are fishing it if they can, give us a quick call for updated info before heading our direction. Call us for current conditions before you come up.

Flies:
Dries: Para olive gulper, Sprout beatis, Extended dun BWO Para Adams 18-24, Adult Midge, Midge Clusters, Griffith's Gnats
Nymphs: RS2, WD40, Mayhem, Pheasant Tail 16 - 22, Batwinged emerger, Magnymphico, Skinny Nelson, Hide a bead Beatis, Prince, Pats, FFKA, Copper Johns, Eggs, JuJu Bee Red or Zebra 18-20, Red or Black Zebra Midge 16-20, Copper or Red Brassie 16-20, GB Epoxy Stone
Streamers: Buggers and smaller streamers

Colorado River Flows

 

Still Waters

Or more correctly stiff waters.

Stop by and stock up on flies or just check out some of our new patterns. Please see our Hatch Chart and contact us for fly recommendations or to book a guided fly fishing trip.

 

If you are planning a fishing trip out in Colorado, we encourage that you purchase your license online. Please visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website to buy your license online from CPW. Buy Fishing License online

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