On The Water

  • Jun292022

    Fishing Green Drakes In The Roaring Fork Valley – Part 2

    On the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers the Green Drakes hatch at dusk. Periodic light hatches of drakes can occur…

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  • Jun092022

    Fishing Green Drakes In The Roaring Fork Valley – Part 1

    From late June all the way into October, anglers from around the country flock to the Roaring Fork Valley in…

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  • May072022

    Mother’s Day Caddis

    Mother’s Day caddis. These three words make fisherman shutter in their wading boots as spring finally takes hold. Though the…

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  • Mar122022

    Mental Toughness Key To Successful Fly Fishing

    March in the Roaring Fork Valley exemplifies the meaning of spring awakening, especially for the local fishing contingent. Our heralded…

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  • Feb032022

    In Memory of Tripp Dobson 1965-2022

    We lost another of our old friends on Saturday, January 29, 2022–Arthur “Tripp” Dobson III.  Tripp fell to cancer, like…

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  • Dec312021

    CFS Team Building – Louisiana Edition

    Crystal Fly Shops owner, David Johnson, has graciously taken his hard-working fishing guides to Louisiana for a little team building…

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  • Dec162021

    Snow Days

    Kirk Webb Some of my fondest memories as a child took place when my mom would quietly tiptoe into my…

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  • Jul162021

    Colorado River Report–RIVER CLOSED TO FISHING

    Colorado River – Flow: 2170 cfs/Glenwood Springs Conditions: ALL DAY FISHING CLOSURE DUE TO HIGH WATER TEMPERATURES FROM KREMMLING TO…

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  • Apr132021

    Welcome to our new website!

    Welcome to our new website!  It’s been a long time coming—and will be a long work in progress—since websites are…

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