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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 throughout 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 upvalley. 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 upvalley. 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 to use: 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). For more information on BarZx ranch contact 970-384-0305.Fishing report prepared by Colin Taylor. You may reach him at fliesinflight.com or at 970-945-0180.
The Town of Carbondale’s free, Saturday night concert series continues KDNK’s Blues, Beer & BBQ Fest, at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, with Rockin’ Jake, followed by Kelley Hunt at 6 p.m. At Fourth and Main in Carbondale. Information: 704-4114. Local songwriters Frank Gayer Martin and Sue Krehbiel, and Patrick Nagel from Ukiah, Calif. will play Steve’s Guitars , 19 N. 4th St. Carbondale, Friday, Aug. 8. $10 donation. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 8:30. Information: 963-3304.Friday is open mike night at 8 p.m. at the Short Stop in El Jebel. Country D.J. with JD the Marlboro Man at 8 p.m. Saturdays.Scooze plays at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, at O’Learys in Rifle. Karaoke is at 9 p.m. Sunday.Last Call plays at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, at the Hideout in Parachute. No cover.Rockin’ Jake plays blues at 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Black Nugget in Carbondale. Benefit for KDNK.Stan Brobson plays at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Ship of Fools in Carbondale.Soul Feel plays at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Rivers Restaurant in Glenwood Springs.Workin’ Man’s Blues with Big Daddy Lee and the Kingbees every Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the Black Nugget Saloon, Fourth and Main, Carbondale. Information: 963-4498.
Adult dance party at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, from 7-9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8. Information: 384-6312.The Basalt Community United Methodist Church is taking orders for fresh frozen and pitted sour pie cherries from Western Slope orchards. All orders must be placed by Aug. 8; cherries delivered Aug. 10. $20/10 pounds, $45/28 pounds. Information: 963-1944. UPS and FedEx will hold a co-ed softball game to benefit UPS employee Greg Pronto who has a serious liver disease, at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs. Hot dogs will be for sale and donations will be requested. Donations can be made to the Greg Pronto Benefit Fund at any Alpine Bank.Student registration for Rifle High School is Aug. 11-19. Guidance office hours are 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. For an appointment: 625-7765.Western Rivers Weavers Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, upstairs at Mountain Valley Textiles, 209 8th St., Glenwood Springs. Information: 920-0039 days, 947-9842 evenings and weekends.The City of Glenwood Springs has hired contractors to remove hazardous tree branches on Tuesday, Aug. 12. One lane on Midland Avenue from 8th to 10th Street from approximately 10-11:30 a.m. Information: 384-6366.A new hotline for obtaining information about West Nile virus is 877-462-2911, from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Information on West Nile virus symptoms and infection in humans and animals.Colorado Animal Rescue’s “Puttin’ on the Dog (and Kitty Cat) Ball” is Saturday evening, Aug. 9. Proceeds benefit the CARE shelter. Information: 947-9173. The Grand River Medical Center Gift Shop needs volunteers. Information: go to the “volunteer” link at http://www.grhd.org or 625-6433.
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