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  3. Zebra Midge  

  4. Barr's Emerger BWO  

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  9. Elk Hair Caddis  

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Sep 23 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

Despite suppressed flows, fishing on the Eagle continues to improve with cool overnight temps. As a result, water temps have held below dangerous levels leading to longer days on the water. That said, be prepared to get off the water if air temps exceed 85 deg F as it will likely put water temps in the mid 60 deg F range. Regardless, fishing has been excellent in recent days. The nymph rig with small and imitative midge and baetis patterns has produced the best results. In the early hours, focus on pupa/larva patterns, but as the day goes on hit them with an emerger. Jujus, RS2s, Top Secrets, Black Beauties, Barrs Emergers and Foamback Emergers have been on fire lately. Dont forget to keep an eye out for hatch activity! The trico hatch has been particularly strong and trout are feeding actively on the surface. However, trout have been fairly selective when it comes to surface eats so presentation, size and color of your flies will be imperative. In the early hours, youll want to go with a white bodied (female) pattern like a Trico Comparadun or Spinner. Weve found that trailing your dry with an emerger or Drowned Trico pattern has produced the best results. Otherwise, streamer action is really starting to pick up and has been most effective in the early hours in periods of cloud cover and low air pressure. Beldar Conehead Buggers and Coffeys Conehead Sparkly Minnows have been the MVP streamers as of late.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday through Wednesday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#18), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Frenchie (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), Pine Squirrel Leech (#10), San Juan Worm (#10-12), Beadhead Iron Sally (#12-16), Caddis Candy (#16-18), .

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24), Yellow Sally (#12-14), PMD Thorax Dun (#20-22), Parachute PMD (#20-22), Resting Caddis (#16-18), X2 Caddis (#16-18), Elk Hair Caddis (#16-18), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), Amy's Ant (#10-12), Hippie Stomper (#10-12)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Sep 21 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

Fishing on the Eagle continues to improve with cool overnight temps and comparatively mild afternoons. Water temps have dropped below 67 degrees F and the trout are happy. However, flows are still low so make sure to give them a break if air temps exceed 80 degrees F. While we saw a decent bump in flows late last week, they have since returned to previous levels. The nymph rig will garner the best results in the early hours. Lead with bigger flies like a Pat's or leech followed by one or more smaller midge pupa/larva patterns and as the day progresses swap your trailer fly for an emerger in the midge or baetis variety. Hatch activity has been great with midges and tricos in the morning as well as BWOs in the afternoon. Trico Spinners (#22-24), Parachute Tricos (#22-24), Griffith's Gnats (#24), Parachute Adams (#22-24) and Sparkle Duns (#20) have all been effective dry flies.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday through Wednesday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#18), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Frenchie (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), Pine Squirrel Leech (#10), San Juan Worm (#10-12), Beadhead Iron Sally (#12-16), Caddis Candy (#16-18), .

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24), Yellow Sally (#12-14), PMD Thorax Dun (#20-22), Parachute PMD (#20-22), Resting Caddis (#16-18), X2 Caddis (#16-18), Elk Hair Caddis (#16-18), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), Amy's Ant (#10-12), Hippie Stomper (#10-12)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Sep 16 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

Due to high water temps, low flows and reduced oxygen levels in the water, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently implemented a voluntary fishing closure from 2pm to midnight on the Eagle River from Alkali Creek near Wolcott to the Colorado River. Your cooperation is imperative to the conservation of this amazing fishery and future generations of trout.

While we saw a decent bump in flows late last week, they have since returned to previous levels. That said, afternoon air temps are starting to come down and the trout are feeling more energized, particularly as we approach the coming spawn. Hopper droppers make for a great set up as they cover all fronts and offer a stealth indicator in low flows. However, we're seeing the majority of takes sub-surface. In the early hours, small and imitative midge and baetis larva have been doing the trick, but in the late morning emergers will produce the best results small (#22-24) Foamback Emergers seem to be doing the trick.

Ideal Days to Fish: NA

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#18), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Frenchie (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), Pine Squirrel Leech (#10), San Juan Worm (#10-12), Beadhead Iron Sally (#12-16), Caddis Candy (#16-18), .

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24), Yellow Sally (#12-14), PMD Thorax Dun (#20-22), Parachute PMD (#20-22), Resting Caddis (#16-18), X2 Caddis (#16-18), Elk Hair Caddis (#16-18), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), Amy's Ant (#10-12), Hippie Stomper (#10-12)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Sep 09 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

Due to high water temps, low flows and reduced oxygen levels in the water, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently implemented a voluntary fishing closure from 2pm to midnight on the Eagle River from Alkali Creek near Wolcott to the Colorado River. Your cooperation is imperative to the conservation of this amazing fishery and future generations of trout.

A cold front at the beginning of the week offered some much needed relief for trout at the Eagle as unseasonably low flows and high heat this summer has left them in delicate shape. Despite cooler weather through Friday, air temps are set to creep back to the high 70s by Sunday. At this point, voluntary fishing restrictions remain in place downstream of Wolcott, but could be lifted assuming air temps are kept at bay. Regardless, flows are incredibly low across the entirety of this fishery. So do your best to fish the coolest part of the day. Hopper droppers and nymph rigs will garner the best results. Look for deeper water in the early hours and as the day goes on target the faster runs and riffles as this is where trout will go to seek cooler water.

Ideal Days to Fish: NA

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#18), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Frenchie (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), Pine Squirrel Leech (#10), San Juan Worm (#10-12), Beadhead Iron Sally (#12-16), Caddis Candy (#16-18), .

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24), Yellow Sally (#12-14), PMD Thorax Dun (#20-22), Parachute PMD (#20-22), Resting Caddis (#16-18), X2 Caddis (#16-18), Elk Hair Caddis (#16-18), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), Amy's Ant (#10-12), Hippie Stomper (#10-12)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

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