Calendar for Jan. 9
Colorado: CFS 1330. 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 wolly 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. It is not recommended to float unless fully scouted and 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, 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, 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 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 for fish have congregated there 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.
Christmas trees can be dropped off for recycling in Glenwood Springs until Monday, Jan. 12, at the southeast corner of the Glenwood Springs Mall parking lot, at True Value and at the Glenwood Springs Roping Arena, west of the airport. Trees can also be brought to a collection site at Carbondales Town Hall west parking lot.Mid-Valley MOPS meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Christ Community Church, between Basalt and El Jebel. Pete and Patty Shaffner will speak on how to cope with anger and crisis emotions in parenting. Child care is provided and brunch is available. Information: Wendy Rickard, 927-5154, or Jacy Allen, 927-8722.High Country RSVP is preparing for the 2004 Tax Counseling for the Elderly program. Tax counselors will be needed for the Rifle, Silt, New Castle and Parachute area. Information: Kate Somsel-Longmore, 947-8462. Deadline is Jan. 12.The Carbondale Chamber of Commerces Women in Business series hosts a presentation on resource financial planning from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9. Jacey Brown will speak on why Smart Women Finish Rich. The event will take place at the Comfort Inn. Information: 963-1890.Colorado Mountain College’s Rifle Campus is offering a new full-time, daytime schedule for college classes. Courses begin the week of Jan. 12. Information or to register: 625-1871.Reserve a spot on the Sunlight ski bus by calling the Rifle Recreation Department at 625-2151. Bus picks up at Parachute, Rifle, Silt and New Castle. Cost is $5 for a season pass or $1 per ride. Information: http://www.rifleco.org. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, the Exclamation Point Restaurant & Bar, and the Iron Mountain Tramway will be closed Monday, Jan. 12, through Thursday, Jan. 15, for general maintenance and cleaning. Any individual interested in becoming a certified baby-sitter instructor can attend classes to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 and 28, at the Carbondale Town Hall. $75. Preregistration is required at the Carbondale Recreation Department; call 963-2733.Parenting through Divorce classes will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, in Glenwood Springs. The course is designed to equip parents with the skills to raise healthy, well-adjusted children despite the challenges of divorce. Information and registration: Bob Nuffer, 625-9552, or Tammy Perry, 963-1010.The Rotary Discount Card offers discounts from 23 local merchants. The card offers discounts from groceries to fuel, flowers to oil changes. Cost is $120 for two cards. Proceeds support local charitable organizations. Info: Ken Kranz, 947-0700.The Carbondale Recreation Department will hold a self-defense class for women ages 17 and up from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Carbondale Town Hall. The cost is $25.The 2004 Frontier Historical Society calendars are available at the museum bookstore, the Book Train and at Through the Looking Glass bookstore. Calendars are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Frontier Historical Society. This years calendar features John B. Schuttes black and white photography of Glenwood Canyon. Information: 945-4448. The Basalt Regional Heritage Society (BRHS) is offering a collectors series of ornaments depicting Basalts historical properties; this years features Arbaney Barn. Cost is $15 for BRHS members, $20 for nonmembers. Ornaments can be purchased in Basalt at Alpine Bank, Bank of Colorado, All Us Ladies and the town of Basalt. Information: 927-4693.
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