Fishing Report For: Week of
June 27, 2022

Flows are dropping! The run-off has peaked and the eagle is ready to go!

The Eagle River is one of the last true large freestone rivers in Colorado. The Eagle runs right through the heart of the Vail Valley. Starting it’s 77-mile journey high above the valley floor near Tennessee pass and dropping 2,400 vertical feet in its first 30 miles the river slows and widens as it flows through the towns of Avon and Edwards.

The upper Eagle is famous for its great Brown Trout habitat and faster water/ pocket fishing, this area is overlooked by many anglers but offers some great wade fishing using big dry flies and streamers. As the Eagle cuts, it’s way west towards the Colorado River from Edwards, float and wade fishing for a mix of larger Browns and Rainbows is some of the best fishing in Colorado in early to late July. The lower Eagle is more heavily fished but offers good public access. Wild Rainbows and Browns up to 20 plus inches are not uncommon in the Eagle River.

6/27/22– The Eagle river has peaked and the flows are dropping quickly. The Caddis are here!! Yellow sallies and PMD’s are hatching as well right now, it’s fantastic dry fly fishing. There’s now need to be on the water much before 10;00am as the nights have been cooler. you want to see the water temperature graph start to tic up and that’s when the fish really start feeding. The flows behind the shop are still at about 686CFS and down river still around 870-1000CFS. The afternoon monsoons are helping to keep flows at an optimal level. Our Orvis endorsed guide staff is the most experienced when it comes to guiding the Eagle river drainage. Our reservations are booking up so get of the couch and let’s go fishing! Call us! (970) 845-8090

Recommended Patterns:

Nymphs: Eggs, Zebra Midges (#18-22) Fly Formerly #(12-16) Pat’s Rubber Legs (#8-12) 20 Inchers (#10-14) Pardigon Purple, Green (#12-16), Jiggy Pheasant Tails #12-16, Hares Ears #12-16, Copper John’s Red, Chartreuse, Black #12-16, Epoxy Golden Stone #12-16 Gaiski’s Jiggy Leehes Olive, Black #10-14, Squirminators #12, Frenchies #12-16

Dries: PMX Yellow, Peacock, Royal #12-16, Stimulators Yellow, Peacock #10-16, Tan Elk Hare Caddis #12-14, Patriot #14-16, Para Adams Wulff #14-18, parachute adams #14-18, Royal Wulff #12-16, Triple Double Purple, Peacock, #14-16

Streamers: Buggers Olive, White, Black #18-12, Sculpin patterns Olive, Black #8-12, sex dungeons #2


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