Calendar for Jan. 30
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 crewed by those 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), 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 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), 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 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 Iced over. 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: Bill’s 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-2’s, Black BLM’s, 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. There is still midge hatches during warm days that 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 contactfliesinflight.com.
New Castle SuperBowl hosts the Glenwood Springs chamber’s Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Appetizers and door prizes. Information: 945-6589.
The Silt Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Business After Hours and an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, at the new Silt Fitness Center, 2254 Mustang (in the Silt Trade Center). Information: Barry or Roxan, 876-5153.
The Glenwood Springs Community Center hosts a free avalanche awareness and transceiver training course at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30. Summit Canyon Mountaineering and Matt Pierce of Ortovox will bring and bury the newest high tech transceivers. Information: 384-6311.
The Glenwood Springs High School Cheer Squad is raising money to help travel to the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fla. From 10 a.m to noon on Saturday, Jan. 31, the squad will hold a cheer mini-clinic for kids in first- to sixth-grade. Information: Kim Richardson or Jody Jordan, 945-5275 or 947-1809.
Stephanie Rogers has resumed teaching “Yoga for Ordinary People” from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Saturday mornings at the Crystal River Yoga Center in Carbondale. Information: 618-6899.
A skating party, silent auction and spaghetti dinner designed to benefit the Sunlight Ski Team and the Buddy Werner program will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Ice skate, bid on a variety of auction donations. $8 for adults, $6 for kids under 12 and $25 for a family of 4. Information: 945-7728.
A call for entries has been issued for the 24th annual Valley Visual Art Show, held at the CCAH Arts Annex in La Fontana Plaza, Carbondale. Deadline is Monday, Feb. 2. Exhibit opens 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13-14. Information: 963-1680.
The city of Rifle will celebrate its centennial in 2005, and the Rifle Centennial Committee is asking local residents to design a logo for the event. Incorporate the centennial slogan, “Embracing our past, shaking hands with our future.” Logos can be sent to Rifle Centennial Committee 2005, 200 Lions Park Circle, Rifle, CO 81650 by Jan. 31.
The Storm King 14 Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center to plan the memorial service for the families on July 6. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Aspiring poets and writers who’d like to be published poets and writers can take part in “How to Become a Published Author or Poet: A to Z,” a seminar hosted by author Mark Shaw, held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Given Institute in Aspen. $25 tax-deductible donation. Information: 544-3398.
The Roaring Fork High School Junior Class is hosting a Mexican dinner and silent auction from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Roaring Fork High School. Feast on regional delights prepared by students and parents; bid on silent auction items. Entertainment by the Roaring Fork Blues Band and Folklorico Dancers. $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, free for kids 4 and under. Information: 384-5757.
The American Legion Auxiliary will be hosting a Super Bowl benefit party at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Legion Hall in Carbondale (97 3rd St.). The party will benefit longtime resident Lester Webster. Chili dogs, salads and more, $5 per person. Information: 963-2381.
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