Roaring Fork River
Upper (Above Carbondale)

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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. Rainbow Warrior  

  2. Golden Stonefly  

  3. Pat's Rubberlegs  

  4. 20 Incher  

  5. Sparkle Dunn BWO  

  6. Prince Nymph  

  7. Rojo Midge  

  8. CDC Midge  

  9. RS-2  

  10. Brook's Sprout Midge  

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Jun 16 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 1/5

UPPER ROARING FORK - ASPEN DOWNSTREAM TO BASALT
FLOW: 1800cfs
WATER CLARITY: Blown-out. Clarity improves slightly in the afternoon/evening.
OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Golden Stoneflies, Blue Winged Olives, Midges, Sculpins
THE LOWDOWN: For the time being, we will be experiencing our annual run-off conditions. The water is high, fast and usually brown. In the last few days, however, a promising downward trend in daily peaks has become apparent.

Fish can still be picked off on the banks using large attractor flies -- think Rubber Legs and bead heads. Cold water from snowmelt tends to slow down the hatches.
HATCHES: Caddis 14-18, Golden Stoneflies 6-10, Blue Winged Olives 18-22, Midges 18-24
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS: DRIES: Elk Hair Caddis 18-20, HOH CDC Thorax BWO 20-22, TC Sparkledun BWO 20-22, Massacre Midge 22-24, Mole Midge 20-22, HOH Hanging Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, Sprout Midge 20-24, Skittering Z-Lon Midge 20-22, Putterbaugh Caddis Black 16-18
NYMPHS: Cat Poop Stonefly 6-8. Tungsten Twenty-Incher Nymph 10-12, FKA Prince Nymph 14-16, Tungsten Rainbow Warrior 18-22, 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 20-22STREAMERS: Autumn Splendor 6, Carlton Banks 4, Cousin It Sculpin 6, Grease Monkey 4, Beldar Lemon Drop 8HINTS: Fish the soft water along the banks where fish can catch a break from the strong currents present this time of year.



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

Jun 12 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 1/5

UPPER ROARING FORK - ASPEN DOWNSTREAM TO BASALT
FLOW: 2000cfs
WATER CLARITY: Blown-out. Clarity improves slightly in the afternoon/evening.
OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Golden Stoneflies, Blue Winged Olives, Midges, Sculpins
THE LOWDOWN: For the time being, we will be experiencing our annual run-off conditions. The water is high, fast and usually brown.

Fish can still be picked off on the banks using large attractor flies -- think Rubber Legs and bead heads. Cold water from snowmelt tends to slow down the hatches.
HATCHES: Caddis 14-18, Golden Stoneflies 6-10, Blue Winged Olives 18-22, Midges 18-24
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS: DRIES: Elk Hair Caddis 18-20, HOH CDC Thorax BWO 20-22, TC Sparkledun BWO 20-22, Massacre Midge 22-24, Mole Midge 20-22, HOH Hanging Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, Sprout Midge 20-24, Skittering Z-Lon Midge 20-22, Putterbaugh Caddis Black 16-18
NYMPHS: Cat Poop Stonefly 6-8. Tungsten Twenty-Incher Nymph 10-12, FKA Prince Nymph 14-16, Tungsten Rainbow Warrior 18-22, 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 20-22STREAMERS: Autumn Splendor 6, Carlton Banks 4, Cousin It Sculpin 6, Grease Monkey 4, Beldar Lemon Drop 8HINTS: Fish the soft water along the banks where fish can catch a break from the strong currents present this time of year.



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

Jun 05 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 1/5

UPPER ROARING FORK - ASPEN DOWNSTREAM TO BASALT
FLOW: 1400cfs
WATER CLARITY: Blown-out. Clarity improves slightly in the afternoon/evening.
OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Golden Stoneflies, Blue Winged Olives, Midges, Sculpins
THE LOWDOWN: For the time being, we will be experiencing our annual run-off conditions. To get an idea of how fast flows are increasing, they have doubled since our last report three days ago.

Fish can still be picked off on the banks using large attractor flies -- think Rubber Legs and bead heads. Cold water from snowmelt tends to slow down the hatches.
HATCHES: Caddis 14-18, Golden Stoneflies 6-10, Blue Winged Olives 18-22, Midges 18-24
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS: DRIES: Elk Hair Caddis 18-20, HOH CDC Thorax BWO 20-22, TC Sparkledun BWO 20-22, Massacre Midge 22-24, Mole Midge 20-22, HOH Hanging Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, Sprout Midge 20-24, Skittering Z-Lon Midge 20-22, Putterbaugh Caddis Black 16-18
NYMPHS: Cat Poop Stonefly 6-8. Tungsten Twenty-Incher Nymph 10-12, FKA Prince Nymph 14-16, Tungsten Rainbow Warrior 18-22, 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 20-22STREAMERS: Autumn Splendor 6, Carlton Banks 4, Cousin It Sculpin 6, Grease Monkey 4, Beldar Lemon Drop 8HINTS: Fish the soft water along the banks where fish can catch a break from the strong currents present this time of year.



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

Jun 02 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 1/5

UPPER ROARING FORK- ASPEN DOWNSTREAM TO BASALT
FLOW: 750
WATER CLARITY: Blown-out. Clarity improves slightly in the afternoon/evening.
OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Golden Stoneflies, Blue Winged Olives, Midges, Sculpins
THE LOWDOWN: For the time being, we will be experiencing our annual run-off conditions. Fish can still be picked off on the banks using large attractor flies -- think Rubber Legs and bead heads. Cold water from snowmelt tends to slow down the hatches.
HATCHES: Caddis 14-18, Golden Stoneflies 6-10, Blue Winged Olives 18-22, Midges 18-24
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS: DRIES: Elk Hair Caddis 18-20, HOH CDC Thorax BWO 20-22, TC Sparkledun BWO 20-22, Massacre Midge 22-24, Mole Midge 20-22, HOH Hanging Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, Sprout Midge 20-24, Skittering Z-Lon Midge 20-22, Putterbaugh Caddis Black 16-18
NYMPHS: Cat Poop Stonefly 6-8. Tungsten Twenty-Incher Nymph 10-12, FKA Prince Nymph 14-16, Tungsten Rainbow Warrior 18-22, 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 20-22STREAMERS: Autumn Splendor 6, Carlton Banks 4, Cousin It Sculpin 6, Grease Monkey 4, Beldar Lemon Drop 8HINTS: Fish the soft water along the banks where fish can catch a break from the strong currents present this time of year.



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

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Phone Number: (970) 827-9500
Address: 102 Main Street, Minturn, CO 81645
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Address: 1904 Araphoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
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
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Phone Number: (970) 513-8055
Address: 249 Summit Place, Silverthorne, CO 80498
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Address: 97 Main Street Unit E102 Edwards, CO 81632
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Phone Number: 970-244-8658
Address: 413 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501