Roaring Fork River
Upper (Above Carbondale)

View other Colorado rivers

Recent Guide Reports

Forecast






Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. PMD  

  2. RS-2  

  3. Parachute BWO  

  4. BWO  

  5. Sculpzilla  

  6. Baetis Nymph  

  7. Pheasant Tail  

  8. Rojo Midge  

  9. CDC Midge  

  10. No Hackle Baetis  

Current Conditions

Gauge Flow

Gauge Height

Water Temperature

Condition Graphs

Loading   

Fly Shop Directory

Recent Guide Reports

Oct 13 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 3/5

UPPER ROARING FORK- ASPEN DOWNSTREAM TO BASALT
FLOW: 121 cfs below Maroon Creek
WATER CLARITY: Clear and low
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Blue Winged Olives, Pale Morning Duns, Midges, golden stonefly nymphs, sculpins
THE LOW DOWN: The upper Fork above Basalt has been remaining low and clear but it is fishing well and you can't beat the fall colors.

In a nutshell we are fishing the upper river with some "sneaky factor"- as in small flies and fine tippets. Except for twilight, the dry fly action has slowed down significantly and the nymphing has gotten very good as long as you are fishing small bugs.

Small flies like RS2s and Pheasant Tails have been productive, and skittering a caddis around at twilight has been pretty fun, too. You'll see some late afternoon BWO action on calm and cloudy days also.
HATCHES: Midges 20-24, BWOs 18-22, PMDs 14-18
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: Pearl and Elk Caddis 14-18, Ethawing Caddis 16-18, Perfect PMD 16-18, Melon Quill 16-18, Chubby Chernobyl 10-12, 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.



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

Oct 06 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 3/5

UPPER ROARING FORK- ASPEN DOWNSTREAM TO BASALT
FLOW: 121 cfs below Maroon Creek
WATER CLARITY: Clear and low
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Blue Winged Olives, Pale Morning Duns, Yellow Sallies 14-16, Midges, golden stonefly nymphs, sculpins
THE LOW DOWN: The upper Fork above Basalt has been remaining low and clear but it is fishing well and you can't beat the fall colors.

In a nutshell we are fishing the upper river with some "sneaky factor"- as in small flies and fine tippets. Except for twilight, the dry fly action has slowed down significantly and the nymphing has gotten very good as long as you are fishing small bugs.

Small flies like RS2s and Pheasant Tails have been productive, and skittering a caddis around at twilight has been pretty fun, too. You'll see some late afternoon BWO action on calm and cloudy days also.
HATCHES: Midges 20-24, BWOs 18-22, PMDs 14-18, Caddis 14-18
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: 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.



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

Fly Shop Directory

Website: http://www.almontanglers.com/
Phone Number: 970-641-7404
Address: 10209 Highway 135, PO Box 513, Almont, CO 81210
Website: http://www.roaringforkanglers.com
Phone Number: 970-963-9245
Address: 995 Cowen Dr. Ste. 102, Carbondale, CO 81623
Website: http://www.crystalflyshop.com/
Phone Number: 970-963-5741
Address: 208 Main Street, Carbondale, CO 81623
Website: http://www.fishcolorado.com
Phone Number: 970-262-2878
Address: PO Box 2540, 400,Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Website: http://eagleriverflyfishing.com/
Phone Number: 970-328-2323
Address: 25 Eby Creek Road, Eagle, CO 81631
Website: http://www.flyfishingoutfitters.net
Phone Number: 970-845-8090
Address: 1060 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon, CO 81620
Website: http://www.fryingpananglers.com
Phone Number: 970-927-3441
Address: 132 Basalt Center Circle, Basalt, CO 81621
Website: http://www.gorecreekflyfisherman.com/
Phone Number: 970-476-3296
Address: 675 Lionshead Place - Building A, Level 1 Vail, CO
Website: http://www.minturnanglers.com
Phone Number: (970) 827-9500
Address: 102 Main Street, Minturn, CO 81645
Website: http://www.rfanglers.com
Phone Number: 970-945-0180
Address: 2114 B Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Website: http://www.rockymtanglers.com
Phone Number: 303-447-2400
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
Website: http://thecoloradoangler.com/
Phone Number: (970) 513-8055
Address: 249 Summit Place, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Website: http://troutsflyfishing.com
Phone Number: 303-733-1434
Address: 1303 E. 6TH Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Website: http://www.vailvalleyanglers.com/
Phone Number: 970-926-0900
Address: 97 Main Street Unit E102 Edwards, CO 81632
Website: http://www.westernanglers.com
Phone Number: 970-244-8658
Address: 413 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501