October Fly Fishing: Colorado

Keep your eyes on water temps as we head in to the weekend. We have a weather system moving in that is “supposed” to bring rain/snow and drop temps. I have noticed that these fronts bring great fishing prior to their arrival and then fishing dies just as it arrives. If the weather cools down drastically I would expect the fishing to do the same. Freestone rivers like the Eagle and Roaring Fork tend to have a slow spell when the weather changes.

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Tailwaters have been seeing less pressure so if you are hitting the water this weekend try a river like the Taylor, South Platte or Frying Pan. I was on the Taylor Last weekend and the fishing was excellent. Plenty of bugs are still hatching and fish were rising sporadically. Bring plenty of midges wherever you choose to go. Cooler temps will have trout focusing on Midges and smaller BWO imitations. Small pheasant tails, miracle midges, blood red midge and ju ju bee are all great tailwater patterns to have in your arsenal. Expect fly fishing reports around Colorado to remain good through the month of October.


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