RIVER REPORT

THE ROARING FORK

The famous Roaring Fork River is one of Colorado’s premier freestone rivers, running roughly 70 miles from the town of Aspen to Glenwood Springs where it spills into the mighty Colorado. The Roaring Fork provides anglers with substantial hatches from Caddis, Yellow Sallys, PMD, BWO’s, and it’s ever famous Green Drakes, making it a haven for Dry Fly Fisherman. The Fork is a great river for wading however it is perfect for a full day float trip. The Roaring Fork is a Gold Medal River with healthy fish numbers that will produce for anglers of all abilities.

RECOMMENDED FLIES

  • #4-8 Crystal Bugger White or Black
  • #8-12 Fly Formerly Known as Prince
  • #8-12 Chubby Chernobyl Black/Purple or Tan
  • #14-16 Gold Perdigon
  • #14-16 Egg Layer Caddis
  • #14-18 Soft Hackle Orange or Yellow

Report Date:  July 2nd , 2020

This week has seen a slow decline in flows on the Roaring Fork.  Expect that trend to continue as runoff comes to a close.  The conditions are great for fishing right now and we are hearing good reports from the Roaring Fork Valley!

Focusing your efforts nymphing the deeper pools with Drake nymphs, Caddis, and PMDs will be the most productive.  Dry fly fishing with Caddis and PMDs has been good, but also don’t hesitate to throw some bigger foam stoneflies and hoppers with long, heavy, tandem droppers.

Streamer action is still good, but with warming water temperatures, focus your efforts to the low-light times of the day.  Also try a tandem streamer rig with both a light and dark colored streamer to find out what the fish are keying in on.

Expect to see the 4th of July crowds out this weekend and use good river etiquette and social distancing.  Stop by the shop and we would be happy to get you set up for a trip to the Roaring Fork Valley!

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