Calendar for Feb. 20
Colorado: CFS 1160. 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 rowed by someone with solid skills.Roaring Fork (lower, Carbondale to GWS) CFS 384. 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-40s (18-22), glue gun egg patterns, kaufmans stone fly (8-12). Hints: Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day. With warmer days occurring look for midge hatches in mid-afternoon for some good but technical dry fly fishing.Roaring Fork (middle, Basalt to Carbondale): CFS 316. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18), peacock stonefly nymphs (8-12), zebra midge (14-18), wd-40s (18-22), and 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. With warmer days occurring look for midge hatches in mid afternoon for some good but technical dry fly fishing.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-40s (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), Drews 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.
The Glenwood Springs Community Center will present a workshop in nightclub two-step, intermediate level, from 8-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20. You are welcome to come without a partner. Registration: Lesly, 309-1726.The Two Rivers MOPS group will be meeting on Friday, Feb. 20. This weeks speaker is Charla Belinski, on Birth Order. 9-11:30 a.m. SHARE Colorado distribution will take place at the Eagles Club (312 7th St.) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21. March registration will also be taken at the same time. Information: Vicky, 945-5657.Members and friends of the Roaring Fork Audubon Society will be guests of the Black Canyon Audubon Chapter for an all-day field trip in the Gunnison Valley on Saturday, Feb. 21. They will focus on wintering raptors, which are abundant in the valley. Information/ reservations: Linda Vidal, 704-9950. Learn to archive your creations on slides and promote your work through a special workshop, Photograph Your Artwork, led by Richard Schwartz. Sessions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 22 to March 7. $125. Carbondale Clay Center. Information: 963-CLAY.The world premiere screening of the new PBS documentary SpyCatchers will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Bistro Basalt, as a benefit for the Basalt Public Library. Purchasing a $30 three-course prix fixe dinner will help keep the library open on Mondays. Reservations: 927-2682. Homebuyers Mortgage is offering How to Buy a Home, a free, step-by-step homebuyers seminar held 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Mason & Morse offices in Glenwood Springs (801 Colorado Ave.). Seventh degree black belt and martial arts teacher Brian Mable will lead an intensive womens self-defense class from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 23 and 25 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The class is open to women 16 and older. $25 for Glenwood residents, $29 for others. Information/registration: Brian Mable, 945-2463, or the Community Center hotline, 384-6301. The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition presents a free video showing of Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the Glenwood Springs High School library; and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Roaring Fork High School (room 109), Carbondale. Information: 945-1030 or rfpeace.org.A chili dinner and Literacy Night will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Sopris Elementary School; dinner begins at 5 p.m., and the literacy event starts at 6:30 p.m. Literacy sessions include art, science and math, book-making, reading games. $6 for adults, $4 for children and $20 for a family. Information: 384-5400.The Basalt Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon to welcome Bill Efting as the new Basalt Town Manager, at noon on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Roaring Fork Club Members Lodge. $15. RSVP is necessary. Information: 927-4031 or email@example.com.
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