Nymphing on the run seems to be most productive right now, but dries and streamers are fishing well too. After heavy rains the Crystal river has been throwing off clarity some days. Recommended Flies: Forky Baetis, Flash Bang Midges and Red BLM’s
The Fork has been getting a bit techy recently. Go long with your leaders and use 5 and 6x flouro tippet. Dries have been very hit and miss for us. Recommended Flies: BLM’s, Skinny Nelson’s, and Yellow Stimis.
3/5 stars this week!
Rain made for tougher conditions this week as the Crystal River blew out and turned the lower river muddy for a few days. The Division of Parks and Wildlife has put a voluntary closure on the Fork from Westbank to Two Rivers Park this week. These closures are for ment to protect our resource and we hope everyone understands and finds other fun until the water cools down again. That means if you are doing a float in the next few weeks plan on being picked up before breakfast and floating the Carbondale stretch. Fishing the middle of the river with your favorite nymph rig is the way to handle things from the boat at the moment. There are plenty of bugs around to fatten up our favorite Rainbow population, Tricos,Caddis, Pmd’s, Sallies, Quills and Drake patterns are all fooling their share.
With flows at GWS around 600 this week this gem receives an A+++. Water temps are on the rise and we are trying to be off the river by early afternoon. That means if you are doing a float in the next few weeks plan on being picked up before breakfast. Fishing the middle of the river with your favorite nymph rig is the way to handle things from the boat at the moment. We are going to need some more water before we can bang the banks again. There are plenty of bugs around to fatten our favorite Rainbow population up. Caddis, Pmd’s, Sallies, Quills and Drake patterns are all fooling their share.
Float fishing the lower river from Carbondale- GWS has been hard to beat and the wade fishermen haven’t been whining either. Look for caddis and Pmd action late morning for the best dry fly fishing. Nymphing has been the best bet this week and the fish are on very small treats and on occasion…. 6x.