Fishing Outlook & Conditions
The Lodge at Glendorn's Tip of the Week
Summertime conditions make great opportunities for prospecting. Fishing single dry flies or light dry dropper setups are preferred. Pack light and wet wade on cloudy or cooler days.
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Water Flow Data
Orvis-Endorsed guides nearbyLodge at Glendorn
5-Day Outlook as of 9/22/23
Flow is currently at 3.35 ft in Ridgway. Unseasonably warm weather is upon us. Expect fishing conditions and insect activity to be best in the morning before the temperatures warm up too much.
Techniques & Tips as of 9/22/23
Using a wide variety of techniques will create different opportunities to catch fish in unique ways. As insect activity increases, fish will be less picky about how the your flies are presented. Techniques such as prospecting with dries, euro nymphing, dry.dropper, indicator fishing, and even streamer fishing can all of effective during this time of the year.
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||Natural||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