Crystal River

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  1. Parachute Adams  

  2. Bead Wing Midge  

  3. Midge Emerger  

  4. Prince Nymph  

  5. San Juan Worm  

  6. Copper John  

  7. BWO Emerger  

  8. Juju Baetis  

  9. Baetis Nymph  

  10. Medallion Midge  

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Recent Guide Reports

Mar 08 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 2/5

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

March 8, 2019
FLOW: 109 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: The recent rainfall lower valley has it running high and off color.
OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, BWO nymphs
THE LOW DOWN: The Crystal had its low water issues last year, but the abundance of snow is starting to add to the flows. Most of the summer and early fall saw only single-digit flows in Carbondale last year. The majority of the river is essentially un-fishable, but if you explore, you'll find a few open spots.

Fish the deep pools and runs, skip the ankle-deep stuff and take a few of your favorite smaller dries and nymphs.
HATCHES: Midges 20-22
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
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.

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

Mar 01 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 2/5

CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

March 1, 2019
FLOW: 107 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear and low. Ice is pretty much everywhere.
OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, BWO nymphs
THE LOW DOWN: The Crystal had its low water issues last year, but the abundance of snow is starting to add to the flows. Most of the summer and early fall saw only single-digit flows in Carbondale last year. The majority of the river is essentially un-fishable, but if you explore, you'll find a few open spots.

Fish the deep pools and runs, skip the ankle-deep stuff and take a few of your favorite smaller dries and nymphs.
HATCHES: Midges 20-22
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
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.

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