Fishing Outlook & Conditions
The Lodge at Glendorn's Tip of the Week
The army corps of engineers is releasing cold water out of the East Branch dam. This has made a noticeable impact on the fishing conditions. Flows and temperatures are optimal for some late season dry fly action.
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Water Flow Data
Orvis-Endorsed guides nearbyLodge at Glendorn
5-Day Outlook as of 8/13/22
Flow is currently at 3.37 ft in Ridgway. Recent warm weather seems to be coming to an end. Daytime highs in the 70's are in the forecast. This will create safer water temperatures for trout fishing.
Techniques & Tips as of 8/13/22
Run a larger dry fly or terrestrial imitation with a dropper fly abour 3 feet below. You will see sporadic fish rising. This is the most efficient and effective way to target those fish.
Local Species Available Year around
and Smallmouth bass
|Orvis CJ Nymph||all||12,14,16|
|TH Rubber-Legged Bugger||tan and gold||4,6,8|
|Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph||Tan, Olive||12, 14, 16|
|Tunghead Breadcrust Nymph||Tan, Olive, Light Br||14, 16|
|Soft Hackle PT Nymph||N/A||14,16,18|
|Double Bunny||All||6, 8|
Orvis CJ Nymph
You're guaranteed to catch a lot of fish with one of these bead head nymphs.
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
5-Weight 8' 6" Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Bank Shot Sink Tip Fly Line