Author: Trout's Staff
The Roaring Fork River is undoubtedly one of the finest freestone rivers in the state of Colorado, and being a short 3 hour drive from Denver, is a great stop for our 2011 Trout Bum Trip schedule. We've teamed up with Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt, CO to offer our customers 2 days of float fishing down the Roaring Fork. Early August is consistently a prime time for float fishing this river, as the abundant bug life and active trout make for prime conditions. But hey, why don't we hear it from the man himself. Here's what Taylor Creek General Mananger Will Sands has to say about what we can expect the fishing conditions in August to be like:
We are anticipating excellent conditions for floating the Roaring Fork this coming August. We are very fortunate that when many other western freestones are low, a bit too warm and often prove difficult or technical to fish in August that the "Fork" remains very fishy throughout the month. Due to the elevation and coolness of our valley the Roaring Fork runs clear and cold all month. This coupled with late PMD's, summer Caddis and early fall Blue Winged Olive hatches the fish have plenty to choose from. We expect colder and higher flows this August (due to late runoff this season) enhancing conditions even more! Anglers can expect solid hopper\dropper, nymph and streamer action. Although hatches will be prevelant, August is typically not a great dry fly month, but the possibilities are there. The Taylor Creek guide staff looks forward to sharing a memorable fishing experiance on the Roaring Fork with you.
This year trip is limited to 6 anglers, and we currently have 2 spaces left. To learn more about the specifics of the trip, go to the Trout Bum Trips section of our website. If you need further information, please feel free to contact the shop.