Crystal River

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Mar 19 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 3/5

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

March 19, 2020
FLOW: 33 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges
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Things are looking up on the Crystal River, with the recent warm up we've seen ice go away and our favorite spots opening up again. Obviously the higher in elevation you explore, the more ice and snow you'll encounter, so pick your battles.

We're only seeing midges aloft so far, but blue winged olives are around the corner. Don't stress on fly selection on the Crystal, tie on your favorite nymphs and get them down in the zone.
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

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

Mar 16 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 3/5

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

March 16, 2020
FLOW: 33 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges
THE LOW DOWN: Things are looking up on the Crystal River, with the recent warm up we've seen ice go away and our favorite spots opening up again. Obviously the higher in elevation you explore, the more ice and snow you'll encounter, so pick your battles.

We're only seeing midges aloft so far, but blue winged olives are around the corner. Don't stress on fly selection on the Crystal, tie on your favorite nymphs and get them down in the zone.
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

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