Colorado Fly Fishing Report: Eagle & Colorado River

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We love those Colorado River Brown Trout.

Colorado Fly Fishing Report: Eagle & Colorado River

For the last 4 days we have been sitting in the middle of the boat listening to streamers whiz by our heads. We have also be staring at the bobber goat nut more than we’d like to admit. We got excited when the Eagle River bumped up over 300 cfs but got a little butt hurt when it jumped again over 400. Despite the wild weather, rising water levels and gusty winds the fly fishing has been pretty darn good. If you can be one of the first boats down the Eagle and have the ability to hit all the pot holes along the bank, the streamer fishing will make you happy. Otherwise the goat nut is something that you will have to employ to find those pesky trouts. It has been a guessing game with the fluctuating water levels. One day they will clobber a Pats Rubber Leg and they next they wont touch it. The most consistent nymph we have found is the Barr’s Flashback BWO Emerger & Soft Hackle PT. The BWO hatch has been solid but not a lot of fish coming to the top. I bet yesterday would have been good on the Eagle but we opted for a slower pace on the Upper Colorado. The BWO’s poured off up there as well but again not much action on the surface. It felt good to be back on the big river steering the hard boat through the Canyon. We take for granted how beautiful it is up there, so be sure to look around and take it all in. Hot bugs up there were Pats, Worm (Cough Cough), Barrs, Caddis, Egg and Black Sculpzilla. Of course all of this will change as the season get warmer but its a good place to start. Give us a shout if you wanna run the Eagle before it gets real muddy. We still have a one person float special rocking right now.