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Denver: (720) 851-4665

Roaring Fork River

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Roaring Fork flows currently sit in the mid 600 cfs range thanks to consistent precipitation in the area. This is a comfortable flow for both wade and float anglers. Trout are well spread out but have favored soft water sections due to cool air and water temps. The banks are holding trout during the morning and on overcast days but as the day progresses, trout will migrate to pronounced pools, runs, pockets and outer seams/shelves. Dry droppers and streamers are ideal when targeting trout along the bank. Griffiths Gnats, Cluster Midges, Parachute Adams, Parachute BWOs, Elk Hair Caddis and stimulators are good dry flies to have on hand. Terrestrial activity came to an end this week but hopper patterns will still come in handy when fishing heavy nymphs or split shot. In the afternoon, trout will do most of their feeding sub-surface unless provoked by a strong BWO or caddis hatch. Classic searcher/attractor patterns such as Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ears, red Copper Johns, Prince Nymphs, Pheasant Tails, Rainbow Warriors and Frenchies are productive lead patterns when trailed with a Mercury Black Beauty, Zebra Midge, Mercury Midge, RS2, Mercury Baetis, Darth Baetis, Barr’s Emerger or Graphic Cadddis.

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