Weekend Forecast: Colorado Fly Fishing

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f you are planning on getting on the water this weekend, you can pretty much pick a spot and go. Fishing reports around the state have all been good with a lot of aggressive brown trout fattening up before the spawn. The Eagle River has been producing some large fish on Streamers, we did a float on the lower Eagle this week and white Sculpzillas, Olive Circus Peanuts and Tequeely were the hot flies. This was a boney float and I would not recommend it to anyone who has not floated the Eagle before.  The upper and lower Colorado are in great shape for wading and floating. BWO’s and Red Quills have been hatching in good numbers but fish seem to be staying on the bottom feeding on Nymphs. Red Copper Johns and Barr’s Emergers have been taking fish below the bobber. Moving Streamers off the banks is also producing some good Browns. The warmer temps have been sticking around and are forecasted to stay here through the weekend. Get out and enjoy before things make a change. Good fly patterns to carry would be; Barr’s Emerger, Ju Ju Baetis, RS2, Copper Johns, Micro May, Sculpzilla, Slump Buster, Autumn Splendor and Parachute Adams. Get out and enjoy fly fishing amongst the fall colors.

Circus Peanut Fly

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