Fly Fishing Report

Our fly fishing report is 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

Frying Pan River Flows

River flows are down as the reservoir is being filled. Current flows. Conditions are generally excellent and the river is very wadeable. Midges and Blue Winged Olives are active on the upper ‘Pan with dry fly action available mid day. Our summer time hatches are still a few weeks away on the mid and lower Frying Pan, but nymphing and dry dropper fishing is good using smaller attractor style dries as your indicator.

Flies-

Dries:  Sprout Beatis 18-20, Palm’s Special Emerger 18-20,Compara Dun 18-20, Para Adams 16-24, Morgans Para Midge 20-22, Trailing Shuck Midge 20-22, Midge Cluster (or Griffiths Gnat) 18 – 22, Spent or Sprout Midge 20-22. Elk hair caddis 14-16, Stinulator 14-16, PMX, 14-16.

Nymphs: Pheasant Tail 18-22, Ju-Ju-baetis 18-20, RS2 18-22 all colors, 20-22 Bling Midge, Roy’s Biot Midge emerger 20-22, Top Secret Midge 20-22, 18-20 Ju-Ju BWO, Candy Cane 18 -20, JuJu Bee 18-20, Zebra Midge 16-20, Brassie 16-20, Mayhem 18-20, Buckskin 18, Egg

(Toilet Bowl to Baetis Bridge): Charlie’s Mysis, Ultra Mysis, Mayer’s Mysis, Solitude Mysis

Streamers: Sculpin, Zonkers, Splendors

Call us for the most current conditions.

Roaring Fork River Fishing Report

Roaring Fork Flows UpperMiddleLower.

We are coming down from our peak flows, the river is clearing, and the fish are happy! Big attractor dries tight to the bank, streamers, and stone and drake nymphs have been very productive. Floating is an excellent way to fish the fork now. For the wade angler, be mobile and go look for the prime lies in this fast water. Drakes and caddis are just around the corner! We check the river daily.

Call us for the most current conditions.

Flies-

Dries: 8-14, Chubbies, Stimmies, PMX’s, Turks Tarantulas, Amie’s Ants. 12-16 Elk Hair Caddis, Foam Caddis, 8-12 H&L Varient, 8-12 Royal Wulff.

Nymphs: 10-14 Prince, FFKA, Copper Johns, Hares Ears, Green Drake nymphs, 8-12 Pat’s Rubber Legs, Lexy’s Rubber Leg Stone, GB Epoxy Stone, 20 incher. 14-16 Pheasant tails, Caddis Larva.

Streamers: Dungeons, Sparkle Minnows, Fortune Cookies, Sculpzillias.

Crystal River Fishing Report

The Crystal is in spring mode at the moment, and has some color in it. Larger attractor style nymphs followed by Zebras and eggs have been popular

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

Flies-

Dries:
Nymphs: 12-14 BHPrince, 12-18 Copper John in all colors, 20 incher, 16-20 red and black zebra.

Colorado River Fishing Report

Colorado River Flows

We are coming down from our peak flows, the river is clearing. Big flows are still making fishing difficult, but not impossible! Big attractor dries tight to the bank, streamers, and stone and drake nymphs have been very productive. Floating is the prime way to fish the Colorado River right, now. For the wade angler, be mobile, stick to the bank or maybe ankle deep wader and go look for the prime lies in this fast water. These may be up and out the maik river channel in the willows. Drakes and caddis are just around the corner! We check the river daily. We try and check the river daily.

Call us for current conditions before you come up.

Flies:

Dries: 8-14, Chubbies, Stimmies, PMX’s, Turks Tarantulas, Amie’s Ants. 12-16 Elk Hair Caddis, Foam Caddis, 8-12 H&L Varient, 8-12 Royal Wulff.

Nymphs: 10-14 Prince, FFKA, Copper Johns, Hares Ears, Green Drake nymphs, 8-12 Pat’s Rubber Legs, Lexy’s Rubber Leg Stone, GB Epoxy Stone, 20 incher. 14-16 Pheasant tails, Caddis Larva.

Streamers: Dungeons, Sparkle Minnows, Fortune Cookies, Sculpzillias.