Eagle River Fly Fishing Report: February 13, 2020

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Winter Fly Fishing on the Eagle River, Colorado.

Catching Trout 2 at a time on the Eagle River, CO

Fishing is good

The Eagle River is taking shape nicely and will continue to open up as we move closer to March. The fly fishing has been excellent, especially on warmer days. Midges are still the main ingredient to success and we are starting to see some larger midges crawling on the banks. It won’t be long until MidgeZILLA, BWO’S & Winter Stones begin to hatch in good numbers.


Our VRGC Lease is open and many of the beats have not been pressured in a few months. The fly fishing on this section of the Eagle River is incredible and we are happy to allow our guests access to some of the best fly fishing on the Eagle River. Now is an excellent time to take advantage of our winter rates and see how spectacular our private fishing lease is.


Trout are still holding in the deeper slow moving pools but will start to move into riffles as the water warms and insect hatch. Nymphing with midges, pheasant tails and jigs have been producing good numbers of trout on our recent guided trips. The warmest parts of the day are still the best times to be fly fishing. You will see flurries of great fishing followed by lulls throughout the afternoon. By 3:30-4:00 things begin to die down and get chilly. Feel free to reach out for last minute fly fishing reports on the Eagle River.