Crystal River

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  1. Prince Nymph  

  2. Para Midge  

  3. Juju Baetis  

  4. Medallion Midge  

  5. Salmonfly  

  6. CDC Midge  

  7. PMD  

  8. Parachute BWO  

  9. Mercer's Missing Link  

  10. Griffith's Gnat  

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Jul 16 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 2/5

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

July 16, 2019
FLOW: 1640 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Big but dropping now
OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 10 as we see runoff begin to subside
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, Golden Stoneflies, salmonflies, craneflies, PMD nymphs, worms
THE LOW DOWN: The Crystal is well above "normal" flows right now, but we are seeing opportunities here in there in soft water and deeper pools. Like any freestone, if you keep heading up in elevation you'll generally find smaller flows as you get above feeder creeks and streams. The conditions look quite different (most days) above Redstone versus below.
HATCHES: Salmonflies 4-8, Golden stoneflies 6-10, PMDs 14-18, Caddis 14-18, BWOs 18-20, midges 18-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
NYMPHS: Copper John 18-20, Tung Pheasant Tail 18-20, Prince Nymph 16-18, Jerome Baetis 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-22, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Bead Wing Midge 20-22, Medallion Midge 20-22, San Juan Worm 10, Cat Poop 8-12
DRIES: Rogue Foam Salmonfly 4-6, Foam Body Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Missing Link Caddis 14-18, Flag Adams 18-22, Hi Vis Griffiths Gnat 18, Skittering Zelon Midge 20, CDC Transitional Midge 22, HOH CDC Spent Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, Morgan's Para Midge 20-22, Henry's Fork Golden Stone 6-8, Egg Laying Golden Stone 8, Sparkledun PMD Pink 16-18, Melon Quill PMD 16-18, Hackle Stacker PMD 16-18
HINTS: Skip the average-looking water and focus on deep pits and runs in the upper reaches of the Crystal River.

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

Jul 09 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 1/5

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

July 9, 2019
FLOW: 2020 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Big but dropping now
OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 10 as we see continuing runoff conditions
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, Golden Stoneflies, salmonflies, craneflies, PMD nymphs, worms
THE LOW DOWN: Big and muddy, and probably will continue to be so for another week. Seeing a few bugs out there, though!
HATCHES: Salmonflies 4-8, Golden stoneflies 6-10, PMDs 14-18, Caddis 14-18, BWOs 18-20, midges 18-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
NYMPHS: Copper John 18-20, Tung Pheasant Tail 18-20, Prince Nymph 16-18, Jerome Baetis 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-22, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Bead Wing Midge 20-22, Medallion Midge 20-22, San Juan Worm 10, Cat Poop 8-12
DRIES: Rogue Foam Salmonfly 4-6, Foam Body Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Missing Link Caddis 14-18, Flag Adams 18-22, Hi Vis Griffiths Gnat 18, Skittering Zelon Midge 20, CDC Transitional Midge 22, HOH CDC Spent Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, Morgan's Para Midge 20-22, Henry's Fork Golden Stone 6-8, Egg Laying Golden Stone 8, Sparkledun PMD Pink 16-18, Melon Quill PMD 16-18, Hackle Stacker PMD 16-18
HINTS: Skip the average-looking water and focus on deep pits and runs.

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

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

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

July 7, 2019
FLOW: 2020 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Blown out as of late, but it looks like we might have turned the runoff corner as we see flows drop a bit
OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 10 as we see continuing runoff conditions
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, Golden Stoneflies, salmonflies, craneflies, PMD nymphs, worms
THE LOW DOWN: Big and muddy, and probably will continue to be so for another week or two. Seeing a few bugs out there, though!
HATCHES: Salmonflies 4-8, Golden stoneflies 6-10, PMDs 14-18, Caddis 14-18, BWOs 18-20, midges 18-26
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
NYMPHS: Copper John 18-20, Tung Pheasant Tail 18-20, Prince Nymph 16-18, Jerome Baetis 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-22, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Bead Wing Midge 20-22, Medallion Midge 20-22, San Juan Worm 10, Cat Poop 8-12
DRIES: Rogue Foam Salmonfly 4-6, Foam Body Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Missing Link Caddis 14-18, Flag Adams 18-22, Hi Vis Griffiths Gnat 18, Skittering Zelon Midge 20, CDC Transitional Midge 22, HOH CDC Spent Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, Morgan's Para Midge 20-22, Henry's Fork Golden Stone 6-8, Egg Laying Golden Stone 8, Sparkledun PMD Pink 16-18, Melon Quill PMD 16-18, Hackle Stacker PMD 16-18
HINTS: Skip the average-looking water and focus on deep pits and runs.

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

Jul 02 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 1/5

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

July 2, 2019
FLOW: 2820 CFS above Avalanche Creek.
WATER CONDITIONS: Blown out as of late, it's going to be a whopper of a runoff.
OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 10 as we see flow spikes and muddy water
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, Golden Stoneflies, salmonflies, craneflies, PMD nymphs, worms
THE LOW DOWN: Big and muddy, and probably will continue to be so until post-runoff.
HATCHES: Salmonflies 4-8, BWOs 18-22, Midges 20-22, caddis 14-20
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
NYMPHS: Copper John 18-20, Tung Pheasant Tail 18-20, Prince Nymph 16-18, Jerome Baetis 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-22, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Bead Wing Midge 20-22, Medallion Midge 20-22, San Juan Worm 10, Cat Poop 8-12
DRIES: Rogue Foam Salmonfly 4-6, Foam Body Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Missing Link Caddis 14-18, Flag Adams 18-22, Hi Vis Griffiths Gnat 18, Skittering Zelon Midge 20, CDC Transitional Midge 22, HOH CDC Spent Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, Morgan's Para Midge 20-22
HINTS: Skip the average-looking water and focus on deep pits and runs.

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

Fly Shop Directory

Website: http://www.roaringforkanglers.com
Phone Number: 970-963-9245
Address: 995 Cowen Dr. Ste. 102, Carbondale, CO 81623
Website: http://www.crystalflyshop.com/
Phone Number: 970-963-5741
Address: 208 Main Street, Carbondale, CO 81623
Website: http://www.rfanglers.com
Phone Number: 970-945-0180
Address: 2114 B Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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://troutsflyfishing.com
Phone Number: 303-733-1434
Address: 1303 E. 6TH Ave, Denver, CO 80218