Eagle River Fly Fishing Report

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Eagle River Private Water Trout Fishing.

Benny P taking advantage of the warmer weather. Eagle River Rainbow Trout, Colorado.

Eagle River Fly Fishing : Colorado

The fly fishing on the Eagle River has been outstanding and will only get better as we move into March. Like we have said before March & April are some of our favorite fly fishing months. The dry fly activity will start to improve and there will be days where it seems every fish in the river is on the surface. We are still fishing light nymph rigs in slower runs but have also started to find fish in shallow riffles. Occasionally we are able to fish dry flies but it has been short lived. As mentioned above the dry fly activity will continue to improve daily. We are seeing some larger midges and it will not be long until big midges (midgezila), small stones and baetis are abundant. Hot nymphs have been olive, purple & black midge larvae. We are also sinking midge emergers like the Roy Palm and picking up fish. Start short and add depth as you need it. We have been running about 3 – 4 feet from our bobber to the weight and that has been plenty of depth. The Eagle River has is currently around 50 CFS making sight fishing quite easy. Especially on sunny days. Lighter tippet is often needed but we are getting away with 5x on nymph rigs and 6x on our dry fly rigs for picky sippers. We are currently offering 2 for1 specials (groups two or more) on all of ourĀ Private Water Trips. This is an excellent way to experience phenomenal trout fishing on the Eagle River at half the price. Please call us with any last minute questions and up to date river conditions. 970-368-5959. See you on the water.