Fishing Season: Year Around

Eagle River - CO

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Fly Fishing Outfitters's Tip of the Week

Mid day nymphing is best. Keep it low and slow.

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Map of Eagle River

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Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 3/20/23

We are in a snow cycle, but there is a ton of open water and good mid day midge hatches right now.

Techniques & Tips as of 3/20/23

Nymphing deep, some Midge action on the surface in the slower tailouts.

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 14-18
Fly Formerly Known As Prince Peacock 16-18
Micro Egg Pink, Chart, Orange 16-18
Tactical TH Hot Spot Nymph Pheasant Tail 14-18
Barr BWO emerger olive 18-22
RS-2 Grey/Black 18-24
Tactical Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Jig natural 14-18
Bead Head Stonefly Black 8-10
Zebra Midge Olive,Red,Black,Purple 18-22
Poison Tung Blue 20-22

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


Midges Eggs Tactical Streamers on the drift

Best Time to Fish:

late morning until dark

Best Stretch:

Minturn to Wolcott.

Best Access:

Behind the shop, Horn Ranch, Wolcott BLM.