Gunnison River
Headwaters (Above Blue Mesa)

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Feb 14 RIGS Fly Shop

Happening Now: We have bigger flows than normal for this time of the year making the river full. Adding splitshot to your rig or fishing a heavy first fly on your rigs in crucial in this bigger water. Small may fly nymphs or midge patterns have been producing. Hatches have been slow on the cold days but Midges will still come off during warmer days but fish will be slow to rise. Watch the weather as the roads and trails can be really muddy when wet. IF you think the road its too slippery don't push it.

Most Productive:Nymphing with small midges trailed of a larger point fly will be the most productive. Focus your time on the deeper holding water and make sure you work it well. Water is still cold so getting the right drift is very important. Cover the water to make sure you didn't miss a fish.

Water Clarity: Good Gunni Green

Feb 12 RIGS Fly Shop

Happening Now: Nymphing deep with small Midges will produce fish. Pay attention to the edges of the river looking for adults as midges may be coming off and switching to an Pupa could up your chances.

Most Productive: Nymphing jig fly patterns or other heavy lead flies with midge nymphs. Focus on shelfs and deeper runs as well as the slower holes has been producing some good fish. The fish are in there winter feeding pattern so try to hit the warmest part of the day.

Water Clarity: Gunny Green

Fly Shop Directory

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Address: 307 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
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Address: PO Box 2086, 565 Sherman Suite 2, Ridgway, CO 81432
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Address: 466 Chinook Trail, Gunnison, CO 81230
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Address: 130 County Road 742, Almont, CO 81210