Eagle River Colorado: Fly Fishing Report

Eagle River Brown Trout Fall_14

I had a couple hours to kill yesterday so I wadered up and hopped in the Eagle River near Edwards, Colorado. The sun was high and there were no clouds so I figured finding a bunch of rising fish was not in the cards. I stripped streamers until 12:30 and had a bunch of chasers and even had a few pinned up for a second. Most of the fish were in the shallow riffles and deeper pockets.  Like clockwork the BWO hatch starting pouring off around 12:30 bringing a few sporadic risers I out down the streamer pole and hunted risers for a bit. With the low clear water the fish were easily spooked and before I could present a bug to them they were down. I walked down stream to a deeper run and crossed over to the dark side. My set up was simple, white bobber, one small shot, a flashback RS2 trailed by a JuJu Baetis. This was the only thing I needed for the rest of my session. The fish were slamming the JuJu and ignored the RS2. The best fish landed was the one pictured here. It wasn’t a giant butter bean but he was gorgeous and perfectly proportionate. Fall is in full swing get out there before the dreaded snow flies.

Eagle River_Brown-Trout Underwater

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