Colorado: CFS 1350. Hatches: fall caddis and beatis. Flies to use: beatis dries (16-22), elk hair caddis (12-16), red copper johns (10-14), prince nymphs (8-14), streamers of all colors (6-8), Hints: Fishing below Glenwood will be strong especially for brown trout ” try using big streamers. Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day.
Roaring Fork (lower) (Carbondale to GWS): CFS 531. Hatches: beatis. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers, beatis cripples, beatis cdc dries (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18) elk hair caddis, trico dries, yellow stimulator (8-14). Hints: Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day.
Roaring Fork (middle) (Basalt to Carbondale): CFS 485. Hatches: beatis. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers, beatis cripples, beatis cdc dries (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18) elk hair caddis, trico dries, yellow stimulator (8-14). Hints: Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day.
Roaring Fork (upper) (Aspen to Basalt): CFS 420. Hatches: beatis. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers, beatis cripples, beatis cdc dries (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18) elk hair caddis, trico dries, yellow stimulator (8-14). Hints: Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day.
Crystal: CFS 94. Hatches: little yellow stone, caddis, beatis nymphs and dries. 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) elk hair caddis, stimulators, royal wulff. Hints: Wait a little longer for the morning fishing. Try to fish after 10:30 when the sun hits the water.
Frying Pan: CFS 85. Hatches: midge nymphs, mysis shrimp, beatis nymphs and dries. Flies: mysis shrimp (16-20), zebra midge of various colors (16-22), gray and olive RS2s (18-22), cdc beatis dries (18-22). Hints: Look for great fishing at the warmer part of the day with less crowds and low water to spot the bigger fish.
Other considerations: BarZx Ranch (very, very big fish in ponds but expensive to fish there), Rifle Creek (small fish but great dry fly fishing), Rifle and Harvey Gap reservoirs (pike, bass, blue gills, and trout). For more information on any fly fishing questions, please contact fliesinflight.com.
The Eagles Club will be having a karaoke night at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. The club is located at 312 7th St. in Glenwood Springs.
The Two Rivers Mothers of Preschoolers group meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Mountain View Church (next to Buffalo Valley). Child care for children up to 5 years old. Information: Jo, 876-1941, or Katie, 947-0022.
A two-day Colorado Division of Wildlife rifle hunting education course will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, and Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Silt Fire Department (231 N. 7th St.). Preregistration is required; call Judy at 625-9553. Kids 12 and under must have a guardian or parent attend. Cost is $10.
Thanksgiving food packages provided through Share Colorado will be distributed from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Eagles Hall, 312 7th St. Information: 945-8295 or 945-5657.
Free admission to the Frontier Historical Society Museum from 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 22 and Nov. 29. Information: 945-4448.
Through the Looking Glass bookstore will celebrate National Children’s Book Week on Saturday, Nov. 22. Pick up a children’s book that can be purchased and donated to the Glenwood Springs Library.
The Glenwood Springs High School girls’ swim club will be selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 22, in the parking lot of the Glenwood True Value hardware store.
Home-based business fair and shopping bazaar at New Castle Community Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Information: 984-3352.
The Glenwood Springs Eagles Auxiliary will be holding its yearly Christmas Boutique from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. Vendors’ deadline is Nov. 28. Information/reservations: 379-4571 or 945-6004.
The Carbondale Recreation Department is organizing a trip to see the Grand Junction Dinner Theater’s production of “The Sound of Music,” on Sunday, Dec. 7. The recreation van will depart Carbondale Town Hall at 10 a.m.; limited sign-up available. $35. Information: 704-4115.
Injury Release and Wellness will host a Thanksgiving Remedy Party from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at 3950 Midland Ave., Suite 3, Glenwood Springs. Door prizes, food and drink. Bring canned goods to donate to LIFT-UP. Information: 945-2097.
Santa Claus will pay his annual visit to Glenwood Springs on Friday, Nov. 28, beginning with a walking parade of lights at 5:30 p.m. downtown, ending up at the Hotel Colorado’s festivities at 6 p.m. Santa and his elves will also visit the Village Inn at 7:15 p.m. and will ride up the gondola to Gingerbread Land and Exclamation Point at 7:30 p.m.
The 9th annual Christmas in Colorado Arts and Crafts show comes to the Hotel Colorado from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Free admission. Information: 948-5915.
The Silt Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the sixth annual Silt Winter Celebration on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 29. Gifts for children from Santa, food and drinks, holiday music, sing-alongs and draft horse-drawn wagon rides from 3-6 p.m.; Congregational Church of the Valley, at 6th and Home in Silt. Information/volunteer opportunities: 876-1920.
Glenwood Springs’ community blood drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Glenwood Springs City Hall’s City Council chambers. Free cholesterol screenings. Information: 244-2555.
Limited seating is available for the PEO Annual Champagne Elegant Auction to be held beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Hotel Colorado. Individual tickets are $15; a few tables for 10 are available for $175. Information: Kathy Feinsinger, 945-5737.
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