Last week some of the staff from The Flyfisher Group were fortunate enough to float 14 miles of the Roaring Fork with Taylor Creek Fly Shop. Kyle Holt, Gifford Maytham and myself were the men behind the Oars as we floated from Carbondale to West Bank. The weather couldn’t have been better for late October, it was sunny and 70 degrees for most of the day without much wind. Cody and Ethan were in my boat and chose to strip streamers for the entire float, which probably wasn’t the most effective technique but it worked well enough to keep us interested. Small and black was the hot streamer pattern although white and light grey patterns also moved some fish in the shallow tail outs. Things really slowed down after lunch and thoughts of bobber fishing were passed around but the anglers in my boat stuck it out to the bitter end with streamers. The fish of the day in my boat was a stout 17-18″ Rainbow Trout that Ethan landed shortly after the circle jerk hole. Pictures were taken and high fives were awarded.
It was nice to float with a great crew of friends and anglers. Every time we passed each other we would holler and make sly comments regarding the others angling skills. The yeti was even spotted for a brief moment in the back of Kyle’s boat but the warm weather quickly had him vanish in search of cooler temps.
Taylor Creek is a great fly shop based out of Basalt Colorado and have some amazing veteran guides. Next time you are in the Aspen area be sure to look them up for a fly fishing trip on the Frying Pan or Roaring Fork River.