Crystal River

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  1. Prince Nymph  

  2. Para Midge  

  3. Juju Baetis  

  4. Medallion Midge  

  5. CDC Midge  

  6. Parachute BWO  

  7. Griffith's Gnat  

  8. BWO  

  9. Parachute Adams  

  10. Copper John  

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Nov 10 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 4/5

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

November 10, 2019
FLOW: 65 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear unless we see a little rain
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, worms
THE LOW DOWN: Good opportunities can be found from the town of Carbondale all the way to Marble. Once above Redstone, the river becomes a bit more buggy and fishy. Skip the blah looking water and focus on spots where the fish can find a bit of cover. Love catching whitefish? Get those beaded Princes down deep and get ready for a great fight.

Dry flies of note are small midges and baetis. Nymphs should be tiny and shiny for the most part, be sure to get them down in the soup.
HATCHES: 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: 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 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

Oct 26 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 4/5

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

October 26, 2019
FLOW: 60 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear unless we see a little rain
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, worms
THE LOW DOWN: This river really shines this time of year. Heck, if the fishing is slow, you can't beat the views up the Crystal River Valley lately.

Good opportunities can be found from the town of Carbondale all the way to Marble. Once above Redstone, the river becomes a bit more buggy and fishy. Skip the blah looking water and focus on spots where the fish can find a bit of cover. Love catching whitefish? Get those beaded Princes down deep and get ready for a great fight.

Dry flies of note are small hoppers, caddis and baetis. Nymphs should be tiny and shiny for the most part, be sure to get them down in the soup.
HATCHES: 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: 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

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