My fishing partner, Mark Riley, and I found the fishing on the upper Roaring Fork to be relatively slow – bright sun and low flows. But the fishing on the river below Carbondale on large brown stone flies (4′s and 6′s with a small trailing fly like a size 16 Hare’s Ear) was outstanding.
PMD’s continue to come off almost all day on the Frying Pan and the Green Drakes are about but we didn’t get into any substantial hatches. Be prepared for a lot of other fishermen…I’d guess weekends are a zoo.
Mark Riley showing off an 18-inch rainbow taken on a size-14 PMD Sparkle Dun – one of several fish of the same size caught in a run on the far bank.