Calendar for March 19
Colorado: CFS 950. Flies to use: prince nymph (8-16), pheasant tails (12-20), red and black copper johns (10-14), olive matuka (6-8), black woolly bugger (6-10), autumn splendor (6-10), epoxy beatis (16-20); dry flies: CDC Beatis (18-22), brooks sprout(18-22), midge clusters(18-22). Hints: fishing has been a little slower in the morning, look for late afternoon hatches with fish eating on beatis and midge dry flies.
Roaring Fork (lower, Carbondale to GWS): CFS 345. 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: Warmer weather has made our window of fishing longer and better. Fishing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. has been strong. Look for fish feeding on midge and beatis dries during the warm parts of the day for those dry fly enthusiasts.
Roaring Fork (middle, Basalt to Carbondale): CFS 305. 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: Warmer weather has made our window of fishing longer and better. Fishing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. has been strong; look for fish feeding on midge and beatis dries during the warm parts of the day.
Roaring Fork (upper, Aspen to Basalt): CFS 250. 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: Look for fish in the deep slow holes where there is lots of sunshine, with beatis and midge hatches occurring in the warmer part of the day.
Crystal: CFS 69. 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, but with warmer weather nymph fishing is good. Look for midge and beatis hatches closer to Carbondale.
Frying Pan: CFS 84. 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, RS2s 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, there are 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 have been great. This is the time of year when big fish are caught! Please be aware of rainbows beginning to pod up for spawn. Stay away from these fish so we will have fish for the future. For any questions please contact http://www.fliesinflight.com or 319-8888.
Come and enjoy “The King and I” to be held on Sunday, April 4, at the Grand Junction Cabaret Theatre ” with other adults aged 50-plus. $35 includes transportation, lunch and theater ticket. Registration deadline is Friday, March 19. Information: Carbondale Recreation Department, 704-4115.
All Valley Music Together invites families with young children to two Family Jam Parties on Saturday, March 20: 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Gyminikids in Basalt and 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome to sing, dance, play instruments, and celebrate with your little ones. $5 suggested donation. Information: 963-1482.
Aspen Health and Harmony hosts a yoga workshop with Joann Connington from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. 19351 Highway 82, El Jebel. Info: 704-9642.
Carbondale Clay Center’s spring class session begins March 22. Classes include hand-building historical vessels, “readjusting the atmosphere,” beginning and intermediate pottery, hand-building and RAKU firing, relief tiles, brush and tool making and kids classes. Various times, dates and prices: Call 963-CLAY for details.
Young locals who would like to win $1,000 may want to know that they have until April 1 to submit their entry to the “Why Vote” contest. People between 18 and 25 who live from Aspen to Rifle are asked to create an essay, video or political cartoon which answers the question. First prize, $1,000; second prize, $400; third prize, $250. Contact: http://www.wakeupnow81623.org or P.O. Box 1955, Carbondale CO 81623.
Colorado Division of Wildlife hunter education courses will be held in Glenwood Springs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20-21 at the RE-1 District Building, 1405 Grand Ave. ” no preregistration required. Courses will also be held from 5-9 p.m. March 24-26 at Mountain View Church, 2195 County Road 154. Preregistration required: Bill Dodds-Scott, 945-6918. Both classes $10. Information: 947-2921.
The Alzheimer’s Association presents “Research: What’s New and Promising?” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the Valley Senior Center, 540 Parachute in Parachute. Free program. Information: (970) 256-1274.
Spellbinders is presenting Laura Simms, one of the premier professional storytellers in the world at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, at the Aspen Chapel. The performance will be followed by a reception. Tickets are $10.
The 2003 American Ski Everest Expedition slide show presentation by local resident Jon Gibans, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 at Summit Canyon Mountaineering. Enter a raffle to win prizes. Money raised will go to the Access Fund. Information: 945-6994.
The Valley Jazz Concert Series presents renowned trombonist Dan Barrett, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at Basalt Methodist Church, Holland Hills. $15. Tickets: Walt Smith, 285-9711, Connie McCrudden 963-3136, or Maury Allen 927-1581.
Glenwood Springs Ford will host the next Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Business After Hours mixer from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 26, at their 55 Storm King Road location. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided along with great door prizes and giveaways. Free to all chamber members and their guests. Everyone is invited to bring their business card and a dollar for the business card drawing. Information: Raelyn, 945-6589.
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