Eagle River Fly Fishing Report September 16th 2019

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Dry Fly Fishing on the Eagle River has made for some happy days. This handsome Eagle River Rainbow Trout Sipped an X-Caddis in about 18 inches of water. Come join the fun.

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The fly fishing on the Eagle River continues to be excellent. Streamers, dry flies and nymphs are all working well throughout the river. We are finding a lot of fish in the shallow riffles, deep buckets and pocket water. Streamers as well as a dry dropper rig has been a good way to find fish holding in these areas. Our top patterns have been the following. Cream Midge, Black Midge, Pheasant Tail (#20), Chocolate Thunder, Olive/ Black Chubby Chernobyl, Tan Slump Buster, X-Caddis, Renegade, Roy Palm Special Emerger and Ginger Caddis.


The Eagle River is clear top to bottom so 5x and 6x tippet is necessary especially on bright days. We are seeing a lot of midges early in the morning followed by some PMD’s and a few Caddis later in the day. The Blue Winged Olives should start to pick up but we are not seeing this hatch in big numbers yet. Our guided trips are on the water daily so be sure to give us a call for more information on guided fly fishing trips or last minute fishing reports on the Eagle River. 970-368-5959. See you on the water.