Roaring Fork River
Upper (Above Carbondale)

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  1. Sparkle Dunn BWO  

  2. Comparadun  

  3. Rojo Midge  

  4. CDC Midge  

  5. PMD  

  6. RS-2  

  7. Brook's Sprout Midge  

  8. Parachute BWO  

  9. BWO  

  10. Autumn Splendor  

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Jun 24 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 3/5

UPPER ROARING FORK- ASPEN DOWNSTREAM TO BASALT
FLOW: 350 CFS
WATER CLARITY: Clean and dropping fast
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, Caddis, PMDs, Golden Stonelfies, BWOs, Sculpins
THE LOWDOWN: The upper river is still a bit on the high side, but we (and the fish) were super-thankful to have a decent runoff this year. Visibility is poor in the mornings and much clearer in the afternoons.

Hatches are a bit sporadic considering the higher flows, but the river is dropping quickly. We can still get away with large stonefly nymphs and bright worms for another week or two, and then we'll be back to small and technical nymphs.
HATCHES: Midges 18-24, Caddis 14-18, Pale Morning Duns 14-18, Golden Stoneflies 4-10, BWOs 18-22
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: TC Custom Sparkledun PMD 16-18, Hackle Dun PMD 16-18, Perfect PMD 16-18, Rogue Foam Golden Stone 4-8, Egg Layer Golden Stone sz 4, CDC Comparadun BWO 18-22, TC Sparkledun BWO 18-22, 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
NYMPHS: Cat Poop Stonelfy 4-10, San Juan Worm 10, BH Twenty Incher Nymph 12-16, 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
STREAMERS: Autumn Splendor 6, Carlton Banks sz 4, Cousin It Sculpin sz 6, Grease Monkey sz 4, Beldar Lemon Drop sz 8
HINTS: Fish the soft water where your flies have time to get down in front of the fish.



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

Jun 19 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 2/5

UPPER ROARING FORK- ASPEN DOWNSTREAM TO BASALT
FLOW: 350 CFS
WATER CLARITY: High with fluctuating clarity.
OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 10, but improving daily!
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, Caddis, PMDs, Golden Stonelfies, BWOs, Sculpins
THE LOWDOWN: The upper river is still a bit on the high side, but we (and the fish) were super-thankful to have a decent runoff this year. Visibility is poor in the mornings and much clearer in the afternoons.

Hatches are a bit sporadic considering the higher flows, but the river is dropping quickly. We can still get away with large stonefly nymphs and bright worms for another week or two, and then we'll be back to small and technical nymphs.
HATCHES: Midges 18-24, Caddis 14-18, Pale Morning Duns 14-18, Golden Stoneflies 4-10, BWOs 18-22
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: TC Custom Sparkledun PMD 16-18, Hackle Dun PMD 16-18, Perfect PMD 16-18, Rogue Foam Golden Stone 4-8, Egg Layer Golden Stone sz 4, CDC Comparadun BWO 18-22, TC Sparkledun BWO 18-22, 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
NYMPHS: Cat Poop Stonelfy 4-10, San Juan Worm 10, BH Twenty Incher Nymph 12-16, 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
STREAMERS: Autumn Splendor 6, Carlton Banks sz 4, Cousin It Sculpin sz 6, Grease Monkey sz 4, Beldar Lemon Drop sz 8
HINTS: Fish the soft water where your flies have time to get down in front of the fish.



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

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