Calendar for Feb. 13
Colorado: CFS 1110. Flies to use: prince nymph (8-16), pheasant tails (12-20), red and black copper johns (10-14), prince nymphs (8-14), olive matuka (6-8), black woolly bugger (6-10), autumn splendor (6-10), epoxy beatis (16-20). Hints: Fishing below Glenwood will be strong especially using traditional nymphing in deep slow eddies. Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day. Cold weather has frozen sections of the Colorado causing ice blockage. It is not recommended to float unless fully scouted and staffed with solid rowing skills.
Roaring Fork (lower, Carbondale to GWS) CFS 419. 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), glue gun egg patterns, kaufman’s stone fly (8-12). 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. Try nymphing deep runs and eddies, allowing flies to drift slow enough for lethargic fish to take.
Roaring Fork (middle, Basalt to Carbondale): CFS 365. 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), glue gun egg patterns, fka prince nymph (12-16). 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 289. 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: Ice coverage will make fishing very difficult in many areas. Please be very careful in this area if you plan to fish.
Crystal: CFS ICE. 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: Bills Midge Emerge (18-22), Bill’s Midge Adult (18-22), Hatching Midges and Sprout Midges (18-22), Jujubees (18-22), Red TC Midge (18-22), Johnny Flashes (18-22), Desert Storms (18-22), Drew’s Mysis (18-22), Tim Mysis (18-22), Will’s epoxy Mysis (18-22), Glo Bugs, RS-2s, and Black BLMs, 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 warmdays midge hatches are fun to catch during lunch time or just after, with very little crowds.
Other considerations: Weather conditions place fishing at a higher risk level. Please be very careful and always bring an extra set of warm clothes and warm drinks. For local or any other questions on fishing please contact fliesinflight.com.
Lynn Miller, author of “The Power of Enough,” will host a four-session presentation at Glenwood Mennonite Church at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14, and at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15. Open to the public. Information: 945-5245.
The American Legion of Carbondale hosts a memorial benefit and spaghetti dinner in honor of Lonnie Harding, beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13. Dance to follow with the Strays. $8 per person, $15 per couple, $5 for kids. Information: 945-9139.
High Tails Dog and Cat Outfitters, a new all-service pet store, cafe, do-it-yourself dog wash and doggie day-care, celebrates its grand opening at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. The store is located between the BLM building and the Division of Wildlife office, west of Center Drive on U.S. Highway 6, in West Glenwood. Information: 947-0014.
Rifle Snowmobile Club’s 11th annual Poker Run starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. Cash prizes. Parking at Rifle Creek and West Elk Creek trailheads. Hands can be purchased at Huffman Gulch and Corral Park; no hands sold after 1 p.m. Information: 876-2426 or 625-0134.
KAJX, Aspen Public Radio, is presenting a free community lecture with Melissa Block, co-host of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen.
Mt. Sopris Montessori School will host a visit by renowned Montessori speaker and educator Alice Renton at 7 p.m., Feb. 16, at Crystal River Elementary school. Renton will discuss Montessori philosophy, multicultural education and more. Free. Information: 963-3506.
The February meeting of the Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado State Archeology Society will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, at the Presbyterian Church in Glenwood Springs. Mike Pelletier will present maps showing the historic towns of Cardiff and South Canyon and discuss the historical remains still left. Information: Larry Scarborough, (970) 949-0288.
Auden Schendler, director of environmental affairs for the Aspen Skiing Co., will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, as part of Tomorrow’s Voices, a series of environmental lectures held at the Roaring Fork High School auditorium. Schendler will speak on the connections between green business efforts and environmental ethics.
The West Garfield County Landfill will be closed Monday, Feb. 16, in observation of Presidents Day. It will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Garfield Legal Services will present the next Tuesday Night Bar on Feb. 17 at the Garfield County Courthouse. Attorneys volunteer their time to provide 15 minutes of consultations on matters such as divorce, custody, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy and consumer debt/credit. Bring all related court documents, leases, receipts, etc.Information: 945-8858.
Get involved in the campaign to save Roan Plateau with a meeting held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the RE-1 School District Building, 1405 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Information: Clare, 618-1341, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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