A true freestone river; the Roaring Fork is another Gold Medal, year-round fishery, that gives anglers the chance to catch aggressive brown, rainbow, and cut-bows. Lucky anglers might even find a large cutthroat!
Notable hatches include the Western Green Drake, which usually occurs shortly after run-off, and is a great time of year to catch fish on big dry flies. Using adult caddis can also be extremely effective, especially when skated across the river’s surface. The aggressive brown trout in this river love to chase and eat streamers, and fishing in the Fall can be a great time to target trophy brown trout on big, articulated streamers.
Each section of the Roaring Fork is different from the next, and there are hungry trout in all of them! If you’re planning on using your own equipment, we recommend a 9’ 5wt. rod.
*Gold Medal Definition - Designated by the Colorado Wildlife Commission, fishing destinations of the highest quality are awarded the “Gold Medal” distinction when the waters are able to produce at least 60 pounds of trout per acre, as well as a minimum of 14” or larger trout per acre.
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