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River: Roaring Fork River - Middle

Fishing RF in Glenwood Springs this weekend

Post By: FishingJunkie      Posted: 6/24/2019 1:05:33 PM     Points: 1816    
Heading out to do some camping in Glenwood Springs this Friday, Sat and Sunday. If the river is not blown out with the run-off I'd like to fish it. Looking for some suggestions on 3 or 4 fly patterns to use. My goto setup is typically Dry and Drop, but I can nymph also. What should I be tossing there this time of year?
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 6/24/2019 1:50:34 PM     Points: 2561    
The Roaring Fork is ripping right now. You can still catch fish if you find "slow" shallow water. Princes and other flashy bead heads are really good during high run off on the fork.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 6/24/2019 3:09:39 PM     Points: 9175    
Wadding might not be safe,the run off is going crazy.

 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 6/24/2019 3:54:04 PM     Points: 1816    
Maybe San Juan worm with a prince nymph 2nd fished in the pockets/eddies near shore (if safely accessible). If it's flowing like mad, I'm not gonna risk it.
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: 6/24/2019 4:08:48 PM     Points: 6154    
Probably too blown out to fish. If you're desperate, nymph with two rubberlegs in slack water, or try big articulated streamers like a sparkle minnow or sex dungeon. White, yellow, and black are good colors to try.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 6/24/2019 4:14:14 PM     Points: 1816    
THx brookie - I was gonna look for those flies on-line now... but I'm afraid what the search results may bring up here at work.....heheh
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 6/24/2019 8:19:31 PM     Points: 89    
High runoff will be lasting a really long time this yr even if we dont get rain.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 6/25/2019 10:01:46 AM     Points: 1816    
I've fished high water before, with good results in slow pockets close to the shore, provided the water is accessible. If it's overflowing the banks and is generally unsafe, I wont even try. We'll see.
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 6/25/2019 11:23:55 AM     Points: 2561    
The Pan has fishable water right now.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 6/25/2019 12:10:43 PM     Points: 1816    
Nice, what flies would work there? Sizes?
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 6/25/2019 2:42:53 PM     Points: 2561    
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