UPPER ROARING FORK- ASPEN DOWNSTREAM TO BASALT
FLOW: 198 cfs below Maroon Creek
WATER CLARITY: Clear and low for this time of year
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Green Drakes, Caddis, Blue Winged Olives, Pale Morning Duns, Yellow Sallies 14-16, Midges, golden stonefly nymphs, green drake nymphs, sculpins
THE LOW DOWN: Dry fly action is picking up, and streamer fishing and nymphing has been quite productive. Small worms, stones and princes make great lead flies and follow them up with RS2s or various midge larva.
The green drakes are now hatching well on the upper river, the hatch happens at twilight and can be found in and around Jaffe Park this week.
HATCHES: Green Drakes 10-12, Midges 20-24, BWOs 18-22, Yellow Sallies 14-18, PMDs 14-18, Golden Stones 8-12, Caddis 14-18
DRIES: TC Sparkledun Green Drake 12-14, H and L Variant 10-12, Pearl and Elk Caddis 14-18, Ethawing Caddis 16-18, Perfect PMD 16-18, Melon Quill 16-18, Chubby Chernobyl 10-12, Garcia's Mini Hot Yellow Sally 16, Perfect Baetis 20-22, No Hackle BWO 20-22, Morgan's Para Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, Sprout Midge 20-24, Skittering Z Lon Midge 20-22
NYMPHS: BLM 18-20, Tungsten Bead Baetis 20, BTS Baetis 20-22, Sparklewing RS2 20-22, Freestone Emerger 20, BH Polywing Emerger 20, Kingrey's Cap'n Hook 20-22, Bead Wing Midge 20-22, Rojo Midge 20-22, Spanflex Stone 10-12, Tungsten Split Case PMD 16-18, PMD Halfback Emerger 14-18
STREAMERS: Autumn Splendor 6, Zuddler 6, Slumpies 6-8
HINTS: Skip the blah water and focus on the deeper open runs and pools.