Calendar for Dec. 26
Colorado CFS 1150. Flies to use: beatis dries (16-22), pheasant tails ( 12-20) red and black copper johns (10-14), prince nymphs (8-14), streamers of all colors (6-8). Hints: Fishing below Glenwood will be strong especially for brown trout try using big streamers as well as nymphing deep slow eddies. Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day. If you plan to float it would be a good idea to scout the section of river for any ice blockage.
Roaring Fork (lower) (Carbondale to GWS) CFS 531. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers, (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18), serendipity (16-22), peacock stone fly nymph (12-16), black copper john (14-18), wd-40’s (18-22), and glue gun egg patterns. Hints: Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day, be careful around any ice. Try nymphing deep runs and eddies allowing flies to drift slow enough for lethargic fish to take.
Roaring Fork (middle) (Basalt to Carbondale) CFS 485. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18), peacock stonefly nymphs (8-12), zebra midge (14-18) wd-40’s (18-22), and glue gun egg patterns. Hints: Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day, be careful around any ice, and dress properly. Has fished well over the past week; look for the deeper holes for fish have congregated there to hold for the winter. Use traditional nymphing methods.
Roaring Fork (upper)(Aspen to Basalt) CFS 420. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18) wd-40’s (18-22), and glue gun egg patterns. Hints: Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day, and be careful around any ice. Ice blockage will slowly become more and more dangerous.
Crystal: CFS 78. Flies to use: Red copper john (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), bread crust (14-18), blood prince (14-18), black pheasant tail (14-18), green copper john (12-18), flash back pheasant tail (10-16). Hints: Water levels are low and ice blockage will make conditions difficult to fish. Be careful and dress properly.
Frying Pan: CFS 83. Flies to use: mysis shrimp (16-20), zebra midge of various colors (16-22), gray and olive RS2s (18-22) bwo dries (18-24). Hints: Great time of year to be on the Pan. During warm days, there are still bwo hatches that are fun to catch during lunch time or just after.
Other considerations: Weather conditions will now begin to place fishing at a higher risk level. Please be very careful and always bring an extra set of warm clothes and warm drinks. Have a merry Christmas and happy New Year. For local or any other questions on fishing please contact http://www.fliesinflight.com.
Waste Management’s Friday pickups will take place on Saturday. Information: 963-5583.
The city of Rifle’s Thursday trash pickups will take place on Friday, Dec. 26.
Christmas trees can be dropped off for recycling in Glenwood Springs between Saturday, Dec. 27, and Monday, Jan. 12, at the following locations: the southeast corner of the Glenwood Springs Mall parking lot, at True Value and at the Glenwood Springs Roping Arena, west of the airport.
Ames Construction Inc. is not scheduled to perform work on Highway 82 in Snowmass Canyon from Dec. 21-28, except for drilling operations off-road. Project working hours the following week are scheduled from 7 a.m. through 6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except New Year’s Day.
Nominations for the Glenwood Chamber Resort Association’s Citizen of the Year and philanthropic business of the year will be accepted until Jan. 8. Winners will be announced at the chamber’s annual ball and auction, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Hotel Colorado; nominations are available at City Hall, the Glenwood Springs library or the chamber offices. Information: 945-6589.
St. Stephen’s Catholic School is auctioning an antique set of wicker furniture donated to the Glenwood Springs school. The opening bid is $350; auction runs through Friday, Jan. 9. Information: Tom Alby, 945-7746.
Reserve a spot on the Sunlight ski bus by calling the Rifle Recreation Department at 625-2151. Bus picks up at Parachute, Rifle, Silt and New Castle. Cost is $5 for a season pass or $1 per ride, starting Dec 27. Information: http://www.rifleco.org.
Public skating sessions at the Glenwood Springs Ice Rink are from 12-1:45 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Information: the Community Center, 384-6301.
A memorial fund has been set up for Taylor and Bailey Smith, in remembrance of Donna Hunter, who died in an accident late last month. Donations can be made at any WestStar Bank location.
The Basalt Regional Heritage Society (BRHS) is offering a collectors’ series of ornaments depicting Basalt’s historical properties; this year’s ornament features Arbaney Barn. Cost is $15 for BRHS members, $20 for nonmembers. Ornaments can be purchased in Basalt at Alpine Bank, Bank of Colorado, All Us Ladies and the town of Basalt. Information: 927-4693.
The Wheeler Opera House is looking for amateurs with an act to perform during Wintersköl’s “Gongsköl,” held at 8 p.m. Jan. 16, at the Wheeler. Contestants will perform their act before a panel of judges win cash prizes. Applications can be picked up at Alpine Bank in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs or online at http://www.wheeleropera-house.com. Information: 920-5773.
The 4th annual CMC Student Art Show opens with a catered reception, Jan. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Aspen Campus Gallery at the Aspen Business Center.
The 2004 Frontier Historical Society calendars are now available at the museum bookstore, the Book Train and at Through the Looking Glass bookstore. Calendars are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Frontier Historical Society. of Information: 945-4448.
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