Calendar for Jan. 16
Colorado: CFS 1330. Flies to use: prince nymphs (8-16), pheasant tails (12-20), red and black copper johns (10-14), olive matuka (6-8), black woolly bugger (6-10). 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. Cold weather has frozen sections of the Colorado causing ice blockage. Floating is not recommended unless the river has been fully scouted and users have solid rowing skills.
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-40s (18-22), and 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; be careful around any ice. Try nymphing deep runs and eddies allowing flies to drift slowly 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-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; be careful around any ice, and dress properly. Has fished well over the past week ” look for the deeper holes where fish have congregated 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-40s (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 ” 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 BWO hatches are fun to catch during lunch time or just after, with very little crowds.
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. For local or any other questions on fishing, please contact fliesinflight.com.
January distribution for LIFT-UP commodity packages will take place on Friday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Carbondale (385 2nd St., 963-1778); 10 a.m. to 3 p.m in Glenwood Springs, 601 21st St. (945-2005); 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in New Castle (118 N. 4th St., 948-2115); 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Parachute (112 N. Fisher, 285-7903); and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Rifle (covering Rifle and Silt, 1800 Railway Ave., 625-4888).
The Silt Branch Library will be closed Friday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, for recarpeting. Anticipated reopening is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) will conduct its Fourth Annual Tourism Marketing Retreat, held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Free attendance; reservations are required. Information: Lori Hogan, 945-6589.
Colorado West Counseling Services is offering a workshop on bipolar illness and manic/depressive illness from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16. Colorado West is located at 6916 Hwy. 82, next to Thunder River Market. Information/registration: 945-2583.
The Two Rivers MOPS group will be starting up for the new year from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16. Child care is provided for infants to kindergarten. Information: Jo, 876-1941, or Katie, 947-0022.
Snowmobile safety class is being offered free of charge by the Flattopper Snowmobile Club on Saturday, Jan. 17. Information: 379-7217.
The Glenwood Springs Aquatic Center groundbreaking ceremony will take place at noon on Monday, Jan. 19, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
Colorado Rocky Mountain School will hold its Community Visiting Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19. Visit classes, tour the CRMS campus and meet faculty, students and administrators. Reservations: 963-2562.
The January meeting of the Roaring Fork Chapter of Colorado State Archeology will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, at the Presbyterian Church in Glenwood Springs (1016 Cooper). Watch the video “History on the Rocks,” which profiles rock art in Southeastern Colorado. Information: Larry Scarborough, 949-0288.
The Carbondale Clay Center’s Winter/Spring 2004 class schedule begins on Monday, Jan. 19. Classes include figure drawing, sculpture, throwing, pottery on the wheel. For times, dates and fees, call 963-2529 or visit http://www.carbondaleclay.org.
“You, Your CPA and the IRS” will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the New Castle Community Center. The cost for this workshop is $10. To register, please contact the Small Business Development Center at 384-8523 from 8 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday.
Garfield County Republicans will hold their monthly luncheon at noon Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Buffalo Valley Inn in south Glenwood Springs. Garfield County Commissioner John Martin is the featured speaker. Information: Jim Larson, 945-9456, Tom Beard, 285-9740, or Dorothy Cerise, 928-8260.
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