Crystal River

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Jan 15 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 3/5

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

January 15, 2020
FLOW: 32 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges
THE LOW DOWN: Cold conditions engulf the Crystal, so be sure to wear warm attire. Gloves are a must when fishing closer to Redstone. Heading towards Redstone from Carbondale, the river has become pretty icy once you pass the KOA.

Be cautious walking towards an open area of water, portions of the river are coated in ice that can easily break when one or two anglers are walking. Skip the blah looking water and focus on spots where the fish can find a bit of cover. Deep pools will be most productive. Be sure to brings weight to get your flies in the appropriate water column. Love catching whitefish? Get those beaded Princes down deep and get ready for a great fight.

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

Dec 31 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 3/5

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

December 31, 2019
FLOW: 33.1 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, worms
THE LOW DOWN: Cold conditions engulf the Crystal, so be sure to wear warm attire. Gloves are a must when fishing closer to Redstone. Heading towards Redstone from Carbondale, the river has become pretty icy once you pass the KOA.

Be cautious walking towards an open area of water, portions of the river are coated in ice that can easily break when one or two anglers are walking. Skip the blah looking water and focus on spots where the fish can find a bit of cover. Deep pools will be most productive. Be sure to brings weight to get your flies in the appropriate water column. Love catching whitefish? Get those beaded Princes down deep and get ready for a great fight.

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

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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
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Phone Number: 303-733-1434
Address: 1303 E. 6TH Ave, Denver, CO 80218