What’s Going On
Colorado: CFS 1210 Flies to use: black and red copper johns (10-14), prince nymphs (8-14), streamers of all colors (6-8), serendipity (14-18), pheasant tails (12- 18) wd-40 (14-18) , Hints: Fishing during warmer parts of the day will be most productive. If you are going to float, make sure to scout the river for ice blockage.
Roaring Fork (lower): (Carbondale to GWS) CFS 500 Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher, peacock stone fly nymphs (8-14), wd-40 (14-18). Hints: With weather cold, look for fish to be located in slow-moving eddies. Use nymphing techniques in warmer parts of the day.
Roaring Fork (middle) (Basalt to Carbondale): CFS 456 Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18) , wd-40 (14-18). Hints: With weather cold, look for fish to be located in slow-moving eddies. Use nymphing techniques in warmer parts of the day.
Roaring Fork (upper) (Aspen to Basalt): CFS 395 Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18) , wd-40 (14-18). Hints: With weather cold, look for fish to be located in slow-moving eddies. Use nymphing techniques in warmer parts of the day.
Crystal: CFS 77 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 levels are low and temps will make fishing difficult.
Frying Pan: CFS 83 Flies: Dries: Sprout Baetis, Quill BWO Para., Fryingpan Emergers, Befus Para BWO, Sprout Midge Nymphs: Blk. Poxyback Baetis, Blk. BLM’s, Pheasant Tails, RS-2’s, Black Beauty Emergers, Candy Canes, Jujubees, Micro Eggs (16-20), zebra midge of various colors (16-22), gray and olive RS2s (18-22). Hints: BWO hatches have been strong in the warmer parts of the day, great winter fishing with less crowds.
Other considerations: Please be careful with winter fishing. Always bring backup warm gear and warm drinks, and stay away from ice. For those of you looking to travel outside the local area to fish other destinations, please feel free to contact me at http://www.fliesinflight.com.
” Colin Taylor
Glenwood Springs Elementary School is having a winter clothing drive Dec. 5. Donations can be brought to the front hall of GSES at 915 School St. Information: 384-5483.
Colorado West Counseling Center offers an educational workshop on attention deficit disorder, from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, at the CWCS office (6916 Highway 82). Sessions are $30 per person. Information: 945-2583.
Cub Scout Pack 223 of Rifle is conducting a toy drive through Dec. 5. Donations can be made at boxes at Ben Franklin, Rifle City Market, Wal-Mart, Gofer Foods and Gold Star Realty. Information: 625-5453.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will host December’s Business After Hours Friday, Dec. 5, at the chamber, 1102 Grand Ave. All chamber members and their guests are invited to stop in from 5-7 p.m. for food and holiday cheer.
The Two Rivers MOPS group welcomes all Mothers of Preschoolers and expecting mothers to join the group from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, for the annual Christmas Brunch and silent auction, held at Mountain View Church (next to Buffalo Valley). Child care is provided for children up to 5 years old. Information: Jo, 876-1941, or Katie, 947-0022.
The Redstone Art Foundation presents a half-day workshop, “Sculpting Father Christmas,” from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 5, at the Church at Redstone. Total cost is $25 for all supplies. Information/registration: Jane Munsell, 704-9539.
Share Colorado registration for Christmas food packages takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Glenwood Springs Eagles Lodge, 312 7th St. Information: Vicky, 945-5657.
The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork holds its annual Winterfaire 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Young and old can enjoy story time, boat floats and puppet plays. Refreshments will be available and the school store will sell unique toys, books and gifts. Information: 963-1960.
Sundays through Thursdays until Dec. 18, annual pass members can bring a friend for a free ride on the Iron Mountain Tramway at Glenwood Caverns. Stay for lunch or dinner, and save 20 percent on the meal, excluding tax, tip, and alcohol.
Sunlight Mountain Resort will host the 12th annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe race at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Pre-register at Summit Canyon Mountaineering until Dec. 6 for $17. Information: 945-7491 or 945-6994 or http://www.dayofinfamysnowshoerace.org.
Members of the Glenwood Springs Volunteer Fire Department and all others who know or have worked with the retiring Mike Alsdorf are invited to take part in a reception honoring him and past and present volunteers, 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Eagles Lodge, 312 7th St. Information: 945-2998.
Sunlight Mountain Resort’s lift operators host the Lift Ops for Lift-Up program at Sunlight Mountain Resort, Sunday, Dec. 7. Join in the giving spirit and bring a new, unwrapped children’s toy to Guest Services and receive a lift ticket at Sunlight for only $15.The gifts will be distributed to needy children.
The Glenwood Springs Group of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 8, at Mountain View Church. Information: Becca, 945-7434.
Local author Amy Krakow has written her second children’s book, “The Mutt and the Monster Go to Mexico,” illustrated by Steve Williams. Krakow will be signing the book from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale.
Yampah Mountain High School will be staging “Sherlock Holmes” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, and Friday, Dec. 12, at the Blue Acacia Theater, located inside the Glenwood Masonic Temple (9th and Colorado). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Information: Linda, 945-9463, ext. 100.
“The Butler Did It,” a spoof of English mysteries, will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) Barn. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children at the door. Information: 963-2562.
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