Colorado Fly Fishing Reports

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


Colorado Fly Fishing Report Last Updated: May 11th. 2017

Overall Fly Fishing Status: Pre-Runoff conditions! Get before it’s Gone!

Despite the typical wacky weather, the fishing conditions have been  good. Water levels have come up on most rivers/streams in the last week.  The Eagle, Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers are fishing just like they should for this time of year!  We ARE now floating the Eagle River as well as the Roaring Fork and both the Upper and Lower Colorado right now. Great fishing all day, with best dry fly action in the PM.  Hatches are alternating between BWO’s, Caddis and Midges, depending on time of day and weather. Nymphing is going to be very consistent all day. Stonefly, Caddis, BWO and attractor nymphs are all working well. The Blue and Frying Pan rivers are also fishing fantastic as they always do year- round. The Blue Winged Olives of Spring are hatching on all the 3 major rivers right now as well as the Frying Pan River. Our Streamer season is underway now too!!

Enjoy the winter discounted guide rates now until June 1st. Our Orvis Endorsed guide staff has over 275 years combined experience on local rivers/stream, no one even comes close.

 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

Get the free Avenza PDF Map App.

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! 

Get the Free Map App the river maps are only $9.99 each.


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).