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Colorado: CFS 1830, Hatches: stone fly nymphs, beatis nymphs and dries, drake nymphs, caddis nymphs, midge nymphs and dries. Flies to use: prince nymphs (6-12), stone fly nymph (6-12), red copper johns (10-14), beatis emergers (14-18), cdc beatis dries (16-20), 20 incher nymphs (6-14), zebra midge (14-18), buck skins (14-18), black, olive, and yellow wooly buggers (4-8). Hints: Fish double nymph rigs with larger fly on the bottom in long seams for rainbows which are stacked and don’t be fooled by the discolored water; they are there and eating. And if you’re looking for an amazing float, contact Dustin Harcourt of Roaring Fork Anglers to show you how to fish for the big ones.

Roaring Fork (lower) (Carbondale to GWS): CFS 559, Hatches: caddis nymphs, beatis nymphs and dries, midge nymphs, green drake nymphs. 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). Hints: Water is discolored due to the Crystal River. Look for fish to be close to shore feeding. If you see insects in the air and no fish feeding on top of the water, try caddis and beatis emergers.

Roaring Fork (middle) (Basalt to Carbondale): CFS 559 Hatches: caddis nymphs, beatis nymphs and dries, midge nymphs, green drake nymphs. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers and beatis cdc dries (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18). Hints: Much clearer water; look for the beatis and caddis hatches in the early to mid-afternoon which can provide excellent dry fly fishing, or even better book a float trip with local guide Mike Shook of Alpine Angling to show you some the valley’s most secret water.



Roaring Fork (upper)(Aspen to Basalt): CFS 559 Hatches: caddis nymphs, beatis nymphs and dries, midge nymphs, green drake nymphs. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers and beatis cdc dries (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18). Hints: Much clearer water; look for the beatis and caddis hatches in the early to mid-afternoon which can provide excellent dry fly fishing.

Crystal: CFS 201 Hatches: caddis nymphs, midge nymphs, 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). Hints: Water is very discolored from Redstone to Carbondale. Fish above Redstone to Marble. Also look into the private water above the Red stone Inn which can be booked through Alpine Angling.



Frying Pan: CFS 156 Hatches: midge nymphs, mysis shrimp, caddis nymphs, beatis nymphs and dries. Flies to use: mysis shrimp (16-20), zebra midge of various colors (16-22), frying pan emerger (18-22), gray and olive RS2s (18-22), cdc beatis dries (18-22). Hints: Don’t be intimidated by small flies and light leader materials. Take your time and look for fish. Sight fishing can provide big fish where others may have over looked them near the dam.

Other considerations: BarZx Ranch (very, very big fish in ponds), Rifle Creek (small fish but great dry fly fishing), Rifle and Harvey Gap reservoirs (pike, bass, blue gills, and trout).

The Valley Fishing Report is prepared by Colin Taylor, a fishing guide with Alpine Angling and Roaring Fork Outfitters. He can be contacted at 384-0305, or by e-mail at tieoneonoutfitters@hotmail.com.

The Mother’s Day Mile footrace to benefit the Advocate Safehouse Project and sponsored by Glenwood Medical Associates, is at 1 p.m., on Sunday, May 11. Call Julie at 945-2632 for more information.

St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive in Glenwood Springs over the next month. Blood can be donated at Rivers Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Friday, May 9, and the Glenwood Springs city and county complex from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Tuesday, May 27. For more information call Jill Serrano at 970-244-2066.

The Roaring Fork Audubon Society will sponsor a Birdathon fundraiser in conjunction with its Spring Bird Count on Saturday, May 10. To take part in the count or make a Birdathon pledge, call Dave Clark at 963-3479 or Linda Vidal at 704-9950.

Basalt High School presents the 4th annual valleywide student filmfest featuring short films by valley high school students, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, at the Basalt Middle School auditorium. Admission is $4.

Garfield Legal Services will host a beer and wine tasting and silent auction from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Hotel Colorado. Hotel packages, art, golf, gift certificates, restaurants. Proceeds will support Garfield Legal Services programs. For information call 945-8858.

Friends of the Rifle Library will hold a book sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, at the library, 107 E. 2nd, Rifle.

Michael Kennedy, editor of Climbing magazine for 24 year, wife Julie and son Hayden, will present an up-close look at their adventurous lifestyle of trekking, rock climbing, skiing and kayaking at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn. Adults $8, children $5. Proceeds go to the Carbondale Middle School Climbing Club.

Monday through Friday, May 5-11, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Highway 82 through Snowmass Canyon, traffic will detour at Gerbaz Way and use Lower River Rd. returning to the highway at Snowmass Creek Rd. Upvalley traffic will use one lane of the highway Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect intermittent traffic stops during the week and on Saturdays.

The Rifle Sportsmen’s Club has six $500 scholarships available to Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Parachute and DeBeque high school seniors planning to attend a college, university, or technical school in the fall of 2003. The application deadline is May 12. Call Matt Starr at 379-5074 for an application and more information.

The piano students of Annig Agemian Raley will perform their annual Spring recital from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. For more information, call 945-2920.

Garfield Legal Services will host a beer and wine tasting and silent auction from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Hotel Colorado. Proceeds will support Garfield Legal Services programs. For information call 945-8858.


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