Colorado Fly Fishing Reports

Get the most up to date Colorado Fly-fishing report for all of our favorite fishing holes.

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Colorado Fly Fishing Report Last Updated: August 2nd. 2016.

Overall Fly Fishing Status: Excellent!

We are heading into the dog days of Summer and that can only mean one thing, it’s Hopper season!  Many anglers are very in tune to the terrestrial season here in the Rocky Mountains.   Big dry flies fished close to the banks where hungry Trout are waiting in lie for an easy meal that is getting blown off the banks into the river. Pale Morning Duns and late day Caddis hatches are still happening as well.  We are experiencing some afternoon monsoons this week which are helping the rivers maintain cooler water temperatures. The Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers are the float fishing options as of now since the levels on the Eagle have dropped.  The wade fishing on the Eagle is good in the early or late parts of the day. The Drakes and big Pale Morning Dun hatches will roll along well into September on the Frying Pan River. The Late day/early evenings are the best for the Caddis on the Colorado. The Hopper season is now getting under way on the Upper Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers. We are doing guided trips every day right now.  We have guided have access to over 250 miles of Eagle River, Roaring Fork River, Colorado River, Frying Pan, Blue River and all of these rivers tributaries.  The Gore Creek running through vail is incredible, but technical fishing.  Plus, special access to private waters and lakes with Fly Fishing Outfitters.  We are in the meat of the best fishing conditions right now.

 Fly Fishing Outfitters is the Vail valley’s 1997/2007 Orvis Outfitter of the Year.  With over 275 years combined guiding experience on local waters our Orvis guides are by far the vail valley’s most sought after professionals.  We recommend making your reservations for a day on the water as soon as possible.

All of our Colorado fly fishing reports are updated from our guides. Who better to report on the fishing conditions than the guides that fish the waters daily

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Get the best, most detailed digital GPS Maps ever created for the Colorado River.  These maps can be purchased and downloaded in to the free Avenza PDF Map App on your mobile devices.

To get the free Avenza PDF Map App: Text iphone or android to 57682

Once you have the app installed, open it, click on the maps tab at the bottom of screen, click on the + sign and then From QR Code Reader.  Use the QR Code to scan the code below to purchase and download the Digital GPS Colorado River Maps.

After the maps are installed on your mobile device and when in the maps extent a Blue GPS Dot will appear on the map.  This marks where you are.  You can now interact with the map and the blue GPS Dot will always show your location while on the map.

  • Follow the blue GPS dot to the access points!
  • Drop pins on your favorite spots, take photos and GEO tag your pics to your locations.
  • You can even email or text pictures of your big fish to your friends.
  • Public access is highlighted GREEN. Private in RED
  • Detailed locations and descriptions of all public access points
  • Boat launch locations, rapid names and float mileages.

GPS means no cell signal or internet coverage needed! 

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About Fly Fishing Oufitters

Our guide staff is full of streamer fanatics, so if you want to learn from the best give us a call and we will be happy to share our passion with you.  We have a huge selection of flies at the ready, for any condition or water you fish. Our guide staff has over 275 years of experience on local waters.  Call us now and get out on the water with best, or let us help you stock up on supplies.  Our shop staff is the friendliest, most helpful in Vail.  Call us at (970) 854-8090 or (970) 476-FISH (3474).