Eagle River

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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. Leech  

  2. San Juan Worm  

  3. Black Beauty  

  4. Mercury Midge  

  5. Juju Baetis  

  6. Zebra Midge  

  7. Barr's Emerger BWO  

  8. Disco Midge  

  9. RS-2  

  10. Griffith's Gnat  

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May 27 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

After several weeks of sustained increases in flow, water levels on the Eagle have come down substantially. That being said, recent declines seem to have bottomed out. With comparatively warm weather this week, you can expect flows to reverse trend and begin to increase. With this in mind, get out to the water while you can. Water clarity has improved dramatically and the fishing has been good. Nymphing continues to be the most effective mode of fishing. Lead with big and messy patterns like a leech, stonefly, worm or egg followed by one or more smaller attractor patterns like a red Copper John, Rainbow Warrior, Frenchie or Flashback PT. Target the banks and soft water where clarity is best. The dry dropper has been effective and has turned a few heads. However, your point fly (dry fly) will act more as an indicator and allow for a little finesse when fishing the banks. Streamers are a great option right now as well. Stick with black or white patterns with a little flash and hit the banks hard.

Ideal Days to Fish: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24)

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

May 24 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

Flows have nearly doubled on the Eagle in the last few days. As such, water clarity is poor and the fishing has suffered. At this point, wed recommend fishing elsewhere, but if you are set on the Eagle, the closer to Dowd Junction the better. It is possible that clarity will improve this week with mild temps and slower run-off, but dont hold your breath. Nymphing with bigger and flashy bugs is going to be the best route. Otherwise, big streamers in the white and black variety fished along the banks will produce the best results.

Ideal Days to Fish: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24)

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

May 17 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

Flows on the Eagle have been fairly erratic leading to periods of off-colored water. That said, water clarity is still manageable and the trout continue to feed. The heavy nymph rig continues to produce the best results. Lead with a Pats Rubber Legs, Golden Stonefly, San Juan Worm, egg or leech followed by one or more smaller nymphs like a Rainbow Warrior, Fly Formerly Known as Prince, Flashback PT, red Copper John or Hares ear. At this flow, you are going to want to target the soft water near the banks ensuring your flies get deep. Streamers will be a great option this week with sustained low air pressure and periodic cloud cover. Trout will capitalize on a large meal, but will be more inclined to chase something with a little flash. White or black streamers in the articulated variety seem to be doing the trick. If you are wading, dead drift downstream and strip back. If you are fishing from a boat, hit the banks hard.

Ideal Days to Fish: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24)

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

May 11 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

After two weeks of increased flow due to run-off, water levels on the Eagle have leveled off. Water clarity has improved slightly, but remains off colored. At this point, you should avoid fishing below Edwards as it is largely blown out. Nymphing continues to be the preferred method of fishing. Big and flashy lead flies like caddis larva, stoneflies, leeches, worms and eggs have all produced great results. Midge and baetis are still on the menu, but youre going to want to stick with slightly bigger trailer flies in the attractor variety. Weve found red/green Rainbow Warriors, Copper Johns, Flashback Pheasant Tails and Hares Ears have produced the most consistent results. Streamers have been turning a few heads with mild air/water temps. If you go this route, stick with flashy articulated patterns that move a lot of water.

Ideal Days to Fish: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22-24), Griffiths Gnat (#22-24)

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

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