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Sep 09 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 4/5

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

September 9, 2019
FLOW: 130 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear unless we see a little rain
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, Golden Stoneflies, salmonflies, craneflies, PMD nymphs, worms
THE LOW DOWN: 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.
HATCHES: 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: 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

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