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Roaring Fork River Fishing Report - October 21, 2016
The Roaring Fork is in good shape in all sections and our customers are catching
trout in all sections. The weather forecast looks good for the coming week. The
stream levels are a little low. There are still lots of October caddis, blue-winged
olives and other insects hatching.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain next Monday and Tuesday,
otherwise clear. Highs will range from 62 to 71 and lows from 28 to 39 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 595 cf
Level: 2.96 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 53
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Glenwood Springs
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Blue-winged Olives, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted Sedges, size 16/14, larva, pupa and adults
Green Sedges, caddisflies, size 16, larva, pupa and adults
Mahogany Duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
October Caddis, size 6, nymphs and adults
Little Yellow Stoneflies, 14/16, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, 8/10/12
Japanese Beetles, 14/16
Carpenter Ants, 16/18
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for larger
The Black Matuka and Olive Matuka sculpin streamers are good flies to use at this time
of the season.
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
Spotted Sedges are hatching.
Green sedges are hatching.
Mahogany duns are starting to hatch.
October Caddis are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrial insects will become important in the near future.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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