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Fish Report 6/17

Colorado: CFS 4,430. (Glenwood Springs to Rifle). Spring conditions will make it very hard to fish. Look for clearing conditions to occur over next week with lower sections gain clarity and insect activity including green drakes starting to hatch in the evenings.Roaring Fork (lower): (Carbondale to GWS) CFS 2,500. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18), peacock stonefly nymphs (8-12), zebra midge (14-18) wd-40s (18-22), fka prince nymph (12-16), green copper john (10-14) yellow sally dries (16-18) golden stone dries 12-18) stimulator green, yellow, and peacock (10-18), green drake emergers (10-14) green drake dries (8-12) Hints: The green drakes are out look for late evening hatches this is when you should be fishing, so tell the wife or husband you will be late for dinner, for this is what we wait for every year. During the morning look for PMDs, yellow sallies and caddis to come off.Roaring Fork (middle) (Basalt to Carbondale): CFS 1,100. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20-incher (14-18), peacock stonefly nymphs (8-12), zebra midge (14-18) wd-40s (18-22), fka prince nymph (12-16), green copper john (10-14), PMD dry flies (16-20) elk hair caddis (12-16) yellow sally dries (14-18) Hints: Look for caddis, PMD and yellow sally hatches. Streamer fishing has been excellent both wading and floating. Water is clear but still high – be carefully wading in strong currents.Roaring Fork (upper)(Aspen to Basalt): CFS 564. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers (14-18), disco midge, (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20-incher (14-18) wd-40s (18-22), peeking caddis (14-18) golden stone nymph (14-18). Hints: Look for fish holding close to banks and very hungry. Golden stonefly nymphs are looking plump and ready to hatch soon. Crystal: CFS 1020. Springlike conditions are still occurring; look for next week for the crystal to open up.Frying Pan: CFS 116. Flies to use: Bill’s Midge Emerge (18-22), Bill’s Midge Adult (18-22), Hatching Midges and Sprout Midges (18-22), Jujubees (18-22), Red TC Midge (18-22), Johnny Flashes (18-22), Desert Storms (18-22), Drew’s mysis shrimp (16-20), RS2s and Black BLMs, zebra midge of various colors (16-22), gray and olive RS2s (18-22), bwo dries (18-24) PMD dry flies (18-22), yellow sallies (16-20) elk hair caddis (14-18). Hints: The lower section of river has had a great yellow sally hatch mid afternoon with very little crowds. Upper river also seeing little pressure. Good afternoon fish until drakes come off on the fork.Other considerations: Summer is here, and water will begin to clear now. Please respect all the rules and regulations our DOW has set forth, not knowing regulations is not an excuse. If you don’t know, ask! Questions contact info@fliesinflight.com or (970) 319-8888.Other considerations: Summer is here, and water will begin to clear now. Please respect all the rules and regulations our DOW has set forth, not knowing regulations is not an excuse. If you don’t know, ask! Questions contact info@fliesinflight.com or (970) 319-8888.


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