Weekend Outlook: Colorado Fly Fishing


Fly fishing reports around the state are great and anglers are catching fish on all bodies of water.  The water levels on the Roaring Fork have come into a manageable flow and Caddis as well as Green Drakes are hatching in the evening. These are both amazing hatches to experience and worth the drive to see it happen. In the past we have floated Carbondale to West Bank late in the afternoon to anchor in public water and wait for the Hatch to start. This is great way to get some late afternoon fishing in as well as watch the hatch just before dark. It is important to have someone who knows the river well on the oars because you will be rowing the boat out at dark ifdrake you go that rout. Good patterns to have are the X- Caddis in sizes 14-16, Royal PMX size #12-14,  Green Drake Emerger size 12-14 as well as a Green Drake Adult size 12-14. Don’t forget the nymph box for the afternoon. Fish are more keyed in on subsurface patterns during the day so 20 Inchers, Pats Rubber Leg and Caddis imitations are tricking fish below the surface. Bring a cooler and headlamp this weekend and enjoy a float down the Roaring Fork.

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