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  1. Pat's Rubberlegs  

  2. Comparadun  

  3. Home Invader  

  4. RS-2  

  5. Imposter Pupa  

  6. PMD  

  7. Sex Dungeon  

  8. Biot Midge  

  9. Brook's Sprout Midge  

  10. Parachute BWO  

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Jun 24 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 4/5

Colorado River Report

June 24, 2022
FLOW: 4360 CFS in Glenwood Springs
WATER CONDITIONS: We have seen the peak of runoff and the river is dropping quickly.
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Green Drakes, Golden Stoneflies, Pale Morning Duns, Midges
THE LOW DOWN: Change is happening quickly, and conditions are vastly improved. Afternoons have yielded better water clarity, and as always, cool nights make for a much cleaner river the next day.

The twilight green drake hatch is getting started and will improve in the coming weeks. Midday hatches of caddis, PMDs, Yellow Sallies and golden stoneflies are already commonplace.
HATCHES: Green Drakes 10-12, Caddis 14-18, Yellow Sallies 16, Golden Stoneflies 4-10, BWOs 18-22, Pale Moring Duns 14-18, Midges 16-22

Appropriate Patterns
DRIES: Sparkledun Green Drake 12, H and L Variant 10-12, Green Drake Cripple 12, Chubby Chernobyl 6-10, Amy's Ant 8-10, Hairy Sallie 16, Hackle Dun PMD 16-18, Quigley Sparkle Flag PMD 16-18, Missing Link Caddis 16-18, Olive Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Hackle Dun Baetis 20-22, CDC Comparadun Baetis 20-22, CDC Transitional Midge 20-22, Griffiths Gnat 18-22, Sprout Midge 20-22, HOH Spent Midge 20-22, Hatching Midge 20-22.
NYMPHS: Cat Poop Stonefly 4-10, Zirdle Bug 6-8, Twenty Incher Nymph 12-16, Spanish Perdigon 18, TNT Jigged BWO Nymph 18-20, BLMs 18-20, Tung Bead Baetis 18-20, Roy's Biot Baetis Emerger18-20, RS2s 20, Polywing Emerger 18-20, Imposters 20-22, Freestone Emerger 20, Roy's Biot Midge Emerger 20-22
STREAMERS: Double Dirty Hippy sz 2, Hansen's Meal Ticket sz 4, Home Invader sz 2, Conehead Zuddler 4-8, Devourer of Souls sz 4, Galloup's Dungeon sz 2
HINTS: Keep an eye on overnight temps/rain and hope for some warmer and cloudy days soon. The fish are piled up deep for the most part!

Link to Real Time

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?090851

This report was written by Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen: http://www.taylorcreek.com
(970) 920-1128

Jun 19 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 2/5

Colorado River Report June 19, 2022
FLOW: 6880 CFS in Glenwood Springs
WATER CONDITIONS: We have seen the peak of runoff, but big flows will persist for a bit longer. Cooler nights make for a cleaner river the next morning.
OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Green Drakes, Golden Stoneflies, Pale Morning Duns, Midges
THE LOW DOWN: Change is happening quickly, but anglers will need to stay patient for another week or two as our runoff conditions persist just a bit longer. Afternoons have yielded better water clarity, and as always, cool nights make for a much cleaner river the next day.

The twilight green drake hatch is getting started and will improve in the coming weeks. Midday hatches of caddis, PMDs, Yellow Sallies and golden stoneflies are already commonplace.
HATCHES: Caddis 14-18, Yellow Sallies 16, Golden Stoneflies 4-10, BWOs 18-22, Pale Moring Duns 14-18, Midges 16-22

Appropriate Patterns
DRIES: Sparkledun Green Drake 12, H and L Variant 10-12, Green Drake Cripple 12, Chubby Chernobyl 6-10, Amy's Ant 8-10, Hairy Sallie 16, Hackle Dun PMD 16-18, Quigley Sparkle Flag PMD 16-18, Missing Link Caddis 16-18, Olive Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Hackle Dun Baetis 20-22, CDC Comparadun Baetis 20-22, CDC Transitional Midge 20-22, Griffiths Gnat 18-22, Sprout Midge 20-22, HOH Spent Midge 20-22, Hatching Midge 20-22.
NYMPHS: Cat Poop Stonefly 4-10, Zirdle Bug 6-8, Twenty Incher Nymph 12-16, Spanish Perdigon 18, TNT Jigged BWO Nymph 18-20, BLMs 18-20, Tung Bead Baetis 18-20, Roy's Biot Baetis Emerger18-20, RS2s 20, Polywing Emerger 18-20, Imposters 20-22, Freestone Emerger 20, Roy's Biot Midge Emerger 20-22
STREAMERS: Double Dirty Hippy sz 2, Hansen's Meal Ticket sz 4, Home Invader sz 2, Conehead Zuddler 4-8, Devourer of Souls sz 4, Galloup's Dungeon sz 2
HINTS: Keep an eye on overnight temps/rain and hope for some warmer and cloudy days soon. The fish are piled up deep for the most part!

Link to Real Time

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?090851

This report was written by Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen: http://www.taylorcreek.com
(970) 920-1128

Jun 07 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 1/5

June 7, 2022
FLOW: 7670 CFS in Glenwood Springs
WATER CONDITIONS: Green is good, brown isn't. Keep an eye out for spikes as we get spring rains and warming temperatures.
OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Winter Stones, Midges
THE LOW DOWN: The Colorado always brings us the first real signs of spring due to the lower elevation. Baetis (BWOs) have begun their springtime emergence, and we've already experienced a few heavy caddis hatches.

Keep an eye on the weather, the Colorado can blow out at a moment's notice with spring rains. We should see more bug activity as the water begins to warm. Streamer action has been hot out there!
HATCHES: Caddis 14-18, BWOs 18-22, Winter Stones 16-18, Midges 16-22

Appropriate Patterns
DRIES: Missing Link Caddis 16-18, Olive Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Hackle Dun Baetis 20-22, CDC Comparadun Baetis 20-22, CDC Transitional Midge 20-22, Griffiths Gnat 18-22, Sprout Midge 20-22, HOH Spent Midge 20-22, Hatching Midge 20-22.
NYMPHS: Spanish Perdigon 18, TNT Jigged BWO Nymph 18-20, BLMs 18-20, Tung Bead Baetis 18-20, Roy's Biot Baetis Emerger18-20, RS2s 20, Polywing Emerger 18-20, Imposters 20-22, Freestone Emerger 20, Roy's Biot Midge Emerger 20-22
STREAMERS: Double Dirty Hippy sz 2, Hansen's Meal Ticket sz 4, Home Invader sz 2, Conehead Zuddler 4-8, Devourer of Souls sz 4, Galloup's Dungeon sz 2
HINTS: Keep an eye on overnight temps/rain and hope for some warmer and cloudy days soon. The fish are piled up deep for the most part!

Link to Real Time

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?090851

This report was written by Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen: http://www.taylorcreek.com
(970) 920-1128

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Phone Number: (970) 577-0790
Address: 230 East Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Phone Number: (970) 827-9500
Address: 102 Main Street, Minturn, CO 81645
Website: http://www.mountainangler.com
Phone Number: 970-453-4665
Address: 311 S. Main St., Breckenridge, CO 80424
Website: http://www.rfanglers.com
Phone Number: 970-945-0180
Address: 2114 B Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Website: http://www.rockymtanglers.com
Phone Number: 303-447-2400
Address: 1904 Araphoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Website: http://www.taylorcreek.com
Phone Number: (970) 920-1128
Address: 408 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Website: http://www.taylorcreek.com
Phone Number: 970-927-4374
Address: 183 Basalt Center Drive, Basalt, CO 81621
Website: http://www.bluequillangler.com
Phone Number: 303-674-4700
Address: 1532 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439
Website: http://thecoloradoangler.com/
Phone Number: (970) 513-8055
Address: 249 Summit Place, Silverthorne, CO 80498
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Phone Number: 303-733-1434
Address: 1303 E. 6TH Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Website: http://www.vailvalleyanglers.com/
Phone Number: 970-926-0900
Address: 97 Main Street Unit E102 Edwards, CO 81632
Website: http://www.westernanglers.com
Phone Number: 970-244-8658
Address: 413 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501