Upper Taylor River (at Taylor Park)

River Information

The Upper Taylor River, above Taylor Reservoir, is a classic high mountain fly fishing experience. Crowds are much lighter up here and there are numerous feeder creeks and beaver ponds that leave the angler countless options to explore. The fish tend to be smaller here, however anglers have the chance to catch Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat and Brook trout. 

Recommended Flies

Winter/Spring: Midges, Mayflies

Summer: Mayflies, Caddis, Stoneflies, Terrestrials, Attractor Dry Flies

Fall: Caddis, Mayflies, Midges, Terrestrials

Seasonal Conditions

Like most small high-mountain streams, the Upper Taylor is going to be most productive during the warmer months. A dry-dropper or hopper-dropper set up should keep you in fish throughout the day. 

River Access

The majority of this upper stretch is open to the public above Taylor Reservoir. Countless feeder creeks flow into the Upper Taylor as well that all hold fish.