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Colorado: CFS 2050, Hatches: caddis, beatis, tricos 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), elk hair caddis, grasshoppers (8-12) Hints: fish in the morning when temperature is still cool. Look for fish to start feeding on terrestrials through out the day.

Roaring fork (lower): (Carbondale to GWS) CFS 761, Hatches: Grasshoppers, tricos, beatis, caddis 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: Fishing has been good throughout the cooler part of the morning.

Roaring fork (middle) (Basalt to Carbondale): CFS 637 Hatches: tricos, beatis, caddis, Green drakes. 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) yellow sally dries, elk hair caddis, trico dries. Hints: Fishing has been solid, look for fish to feed on dries throughout the cooler part of the morning and the late evening. The green drakes are now in Basalt and will be working up valley.



Roaring fork (upper)(Aspen to Basalt): CFS 525 Hatches: tricos, beatis, caddis, Green drakes. 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) yellow sally dries, elk hair caddis, trico dries. Hints: Fishing has been solid, look for fish to feed on dries throughout the cooler part of the morning and the late evening. The green drakes are now closer to Basalt and will be working up valley.

Crystal: CFS 165 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 9:30 when the sun hits the water.



Frying Pan: CFS 118 Hatches: green drakes, midge nymphs, mysis shrimp, caddis nymphs and dries, beatis nymphs and dries. Flies: green drake dries, mysis shrimp (16-20), zebra midge of various colors (16-22), gray and olive RS2s (18-22), cdc beatis dries (18-22). Hints: Green drakes have begun hatching on the middle and upper sections

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).

Fishing report prepared by Colin Taylor. You may reach him at fliesinflight.com or at (970) 945-0180.


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