Calendar for Jan. 23-24
Colorado: CFS 963. 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 crewed by people with solid rowing 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-40’s (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 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 301. 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, 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 256. 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 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, 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.
Volunteers are still needed to help at Special Olympics Colorado’s Western Area Winter Games, to be held in Glenwood Springs Jan. 30 and 31. Information: Julie Fite at 945-0395.
Mid-Valley Mothers of Preschoolers meets from 9-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23 at Christ Community Church (between El Jebel and Basalt). Gena Willits will speak on organizing your space and life. Childcare provided. Information: Wendy, 927-5154 or Jacy, 927-8722.
The 1st Annual Street Cat Coalition Winter Rummage Sale will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Lovell Building, 200 E. 4th St. in Rifle. Benefits help stray and feral cats in Garfield County. Information: Kathy Hall, 625-6173.
Take part in a one-day workshop held Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Carbondale branch of Colorado Mountain College, which will help you learn how to serve on a board, either public, volunteer, or nonprofit, or an elected position. Board applications and information will be available. $35. Information: 963-2172.
Three trustee positions for the Town of Silt are available, one two-year term and two four-year terms. Completed nomination petitions due with Town Clerk Sheila McIntyre by Monday, Jan. 26. Information: 876-2353.
Tomorrow’s Voices, a series of speeches from local environmental leaders, features Chris Page from the Rocky Mountain Institute, speaking on natural capitalism. 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 at the Roaring Fork High School auditorium.
Glenwood Springs Yoga Therapy will begin a season with new classes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 27. Including Yoga for Beginners, Vinyasa Flow Series and Meditation and Breathwork. 812 Grand Ave. Register by Monday, Jan. 26; information, Brenda, 984-0617.
Free play group for children up to 4 years old, held from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at El Jebel Community Center. Bring two toys, two musical instruments and one responsible adult per child. Information: 963-6244.
The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers will offer free parenting workshops from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Carbondale Elementary School library, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Glenwood Springs Elementary School library and on Thursday, Jan. 29, at Basalt Elementary School’s Family Resource Center office. This month’s theme is “Sibling Rivalry.” Simultaneous classes in Spanish and English. Information: Nancy La Joy, 384-5694 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summit Canyon Mountaineering hosts a free slideshow with Jonathan Leidich on his explorations in Chile and the Northern Patagonia Ice Cap. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. Information: Katie, 945-6994.
Steve Anthony of Garfield County Vegetation Management will talk about escaped ornamentals in our area and other weed-related issues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Rifle Fire Station. The session is open to the public and is sponsored by Garfield Master Gardeners and Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. Information: Patrick McCarty, 625-3969.
Rifle High School’s Variety Show will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Rifle High School auditorium. Enjoy a night of music provided by RHS students. Buy tickets at the door or purchase in advance from any RHS choir student. $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, kids free.
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