Fishing Season: Year Around

Eagle River - CO

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Fly Fishing Outfitters's Tip of the Week

Best fishing seems to be late afternoon to dark for dry fly bite

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Map of Eagle River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 9/28/22

Some monsoon moisture in the forecast for the next several days.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/28/22

Tricos, Midges, Hoppers, Bwo's,Caddis

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 Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Jig natural 12-16
Fly Formerly Known As Prince Peacock 16-18
Elk Wing Caddis Olive 16-18
Stimulator Olive 18-22
Elk Hair caddis Tan 12-16
Jiggy PT Natural 12-16
Adams natural 16-20
Bead Head Stonefly Golden/Yellow 8--12
Barr BWO Olive 16-20
Hare's ear Natural 14-18

Tactical Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Jig

Grab the attention of any trout with this soft hackle pheasant tail fly.

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


Olive caddis Midges BWO's Tricos Terrestrials

Best Time to Fish:

Mid Morning until dark

Best Stretch:

Minturn to Wolcott.

Best Access:

Behind the shop, Horn Ranch, Wolcott BLM.