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Colorado Fly Fishing

October 2014


The water is holding at a more normal flow and a very welcome sight. We have been getting some mud with the recent storms but seems to clear quickly. At least that's our story, and we'll stick to it for now.

The Colorado River  and Roaring Fork River are both fishing well even with the occasional mud slug. Hopper action is slowing and we are nymphing more. You can switch it up and do well with streamers too.

Call us before you come up for the most up-to-date conditions. Stop by one of our shops to stock up on the best flies for where you plan on fishing.

Check out our Closeouts! We just added some Fishpond Bags & Sage Rod closeouts as well as deals on Orvis Endura Waders (Men's & Women's)  & Patagonia Rock Grip Wading Boots.

Contact us at either shop for the most current reports or for more details see our Roaring Fork Valley River Flow information page. We are also home to the Roaring Fork Valley Fishing Report.

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If you are planning a fishing trip out in Colorado, you can purchase your license online from Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

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Fly Fishing Guide Trips

Roaring Fork Anglers, Alpine Angling and our select guides have been chosen Best Local Guide Service since 2004. Since 1980 we’ve done Colorado Fly Fishing Guide Trips on Roaring Fork Valley waters and beyond.

From Fly Fishing in Aspen to Fly Fishing in Rifle, We also hold outfitting permits for float and wade fishing on the Roaring Fork River, upper and lower Colorado River & Eagle River. We also offer wade fishing on both the Frying Pan River and the Crystal River, and have access to several private ranches and spring creeks that are capable of producing trophy trout.

Check out our Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Report for recent activity of fish and bugs.

With the help of a long time outfitter of the Gunnison Gorge, we are now booking three-day/two-night fly-fishing trips on the ‘Gunnie’ for 2014.

Quick Links

For accurate, up-to-date conditions check the Fishing Report, our River Flows and Hatch Chart.

Roaring Fork River GWS
Roaring Fork River near Emma
Frying Pan River Flows
Colorado River GWS
Crystal River at Fish Hatchery

Our Colorado Fly Shops

Our fly shops in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale serve the Roaring Fork Valley from Aspen to Rifle. We stock a wide variety of equipment for everything from 8in. long finicky spring creek trout to 150lb Tarpon and Billfish. Fly tying supplies can be found at RFA in Glenwood Springs.

Adventure Travel

If you are interested in a special trip to Saltwater Destinations, please give us a call at 1-800-781-8120 or e-mail us, and we can help you plan something special.

Bruce with a Bahama BonefishBruce recently went down to the Mangrove Cay Club in Andros Bahamas. Contact us for more information and prices. Until then check out our Bahamas Gallery to see Bahama's Bonefish. Watch Bahamas video here.

Recent News

New Private Water!

Thanks to Josh Lively, Alpine Angling and Roaring Fork Anglers have secured exclusive permission to fish the Beaver Run Ranch on Woody Creek! 4 ponds, improved fish habitat on Woody Creek, a beautiful setting and BIG trout. Contact us to be some of the first anglers on the ranch this year! Did I remember to say BIG fish!

Steve DiCampo Mural

We are ready to start work on the mural for the back of the shop 1st step is to paint the rear wall a neutral color.

Recycled Fish

Are you helping to take care of your local waters? Tell your story of stewardship and join the Wall of Stewards at Recycled Fish. You could win some prizes too.

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