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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 ft., 5 or 6X Nymphing: 71/2 ft.,
3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five
or Ultimate Six
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Roaring Fork River Fishing Report - October 21, 2018
Stream levels are still low. There are a few hatches taking place. Good numbers of
trout are still being caught in spite of the low water levels. Stay low and hidden to
not spook the trout.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain through Wednesday, othewise
clear for the coming week. Highs will range from 58 to 66 and lows from 31 to 36.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives, size 20/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Little Yellow Stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
October Caddis, size 6, larva and adults
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.
We still think the best strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator
with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult
midge only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
October Caddis are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Spotted Sedges are hatching.
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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