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Colorado Fly Fishing

Late Summer 2016

It has been a fine summer in the Roaring Fork Valley, and our fishing is not over yet!

Water clarity is excellent on all area waters. We are also seeing cooler water temperatures on the Crystal River, the Roaring Fork River, and the Colorado River. Cooler temperatures are making for happy fish!

Nymphing, Dry Dropper rigs and streamers have all been effective. Streamers fish best early in the day and during cloudy weather. Hoppers and large attractor dries are appropriate as an indicator dry.

For te dry fly fisherman, Pale Morning Duns and Green Drakes are still hatching on the Frying Pan River. Hatch times are very user friendly. Expect to see hatching bugs between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

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. For more details see our Roaring Fork Valley River Flow information page. We are also home to the Roaring Fork Valley Fishing Report.

Check out our Closeouts! We recently added some rods, reels and other gear to the page.

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Fly Fishing Guide Trips

Did you know that Roaring Fork Anglers and our select guides have been chosen Best Local Guide Service every year 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’.

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


Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club!

Yes, there is a Roaring Fork Valley Fly fishing Club. Its recent "Iron Fly" competition was a hoot! look for more programs from them. Its new, get involved.

Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club

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!

Recycled Fish

Are you helping to take care of your local waters? It is all about stewardship and protecting what we have for future generations. We Are Stewards.

Licenses Online

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