Roaring Fork River
Flow: 73cfs/Aspen (Jaffe Park), 201cfs Basalt, 403cfs Glenwood Springs
Conditions: The river has been fishing best during afternoons and evenings once the sun warms it up a bit – no need to get out there early. Stoneflies and attractor nymphs like Princes, Pheasant Tails, Perdigons, Rainbow Warriors and the like are all fishing well. Midges will be the dominate hatch for the next few months along with sporadic sightings of blue-wing olives. Concentrate your efforts on the slow and deep pools and seams – though midday many fish will move into faster water (deeper riffles, top of pools etc.) as midge hatches flourish. Streamer fishing has been slow overall with the colder water settling in. Dry fly anglers are seeing the bulk of risers during late afternoons.
Dries: Roy’s Special Emerger, CDC Adult Midge, Griffith Gnats, Trailing Shuck Midge, Sprout Midges, CDC Sparkledun BWO, Purple Haze, Parachute Adams, CDC RS2’s
Nymphs: 20 Inchers, Princes, Rainbow Warriors, Zebra Midges, Two Bit Hooker, BTS Baetis, Pheasant Tail, Micro Mayfly, Sparklewing RS2, Biot Emergers Gray/Black, Perdigon, Frenchie, Jig Rain Drop Olive, Jig Tung Tied Baetis, Buckskin, Disco Midge
Streamers: Sculpilicious, Sculpzilla, Winter Warlock, Sculpinator, Thin Mint, Gongas, Dungeons