Fishing Season: Year Around

Eagle River - CO

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Temperature 15°



Water Temp:


Fly Fishing Outfitters's Tip of the Week

Best fishing is from late morning until later afternoon. Nymphing is still best.

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Map of Eagle River

Water Flow Data

5-Day Outlook as of 2/26/24

El Nino has made for a mild winter. The Eagle river has a ton of open access.

Techniques & Tips as of 2/26/24

Nymphing/dead drifting jig leeches

Local Species Available Year Around

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Fly Fishing Outfitters's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Tactical TH Hot Spot Nymph Green/Orange 12-16
Fly Formerly Known As Prince Peacock 16-18
Micro Nuke Egg Pink/Chart 12-18
RS2 Black/Gray 18-22
Croston's Jig Leech Olive/Black/Brown 10-16
JU JU Bee Midge Black/red/Purple 18-22
Bead Head Brassie™ brassie 20-22
Blue Winged Olive olive 16-20
Pardigons Black/Purple/green 12-16
Poison Tung Blue 18-22

Tactical TH Hot Spot Nymph

Catch big trout with this quick-dropping nymph fly pattern.

Fly Fishing Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Eagle River

Winding 70 plus mile from the top of Tennessee Pass to the confluence of the Colorado river the Eagle is really three distinctive fisheries that will keep the anglers on their toes. The upper river is predominantly a Brown trout fishery, the middle river is a good mix of Brown and Rainbows, the lower river is mostly Rainbows with some very large browns mixed in. Our Mothers Day Caddis hatch can rival the one on the Arkansas. Late June through July is some of the best Caddis fly fishing in the state!!

Nearest Airport:

Eagle County Regional Airport


Midges Eggs Leeches/Streamers small Jig flies

Best Time to Fish:

late morning until dark

Best Stretch:

Wolcott to Dotsero

Best Access:

Behind the shop, Horn Ranch, Wolcott BLM.