Thursday, November 06, 2008

Late Fall Fly Fishing On The Eagle River

Late Fall and early winter make for some incredible days on the river. Gear-up and you'll be happily surprised at the results. Low clear water, hungry trout, and less angling pressure are just a few of the reasons that make this time of year some of the best fishing to be had! I was lucky enough to meet up with a few pro's from Fly Fishing Outfitters in the Vail/Avon area. To say the least these fellows know how to fly fish the Eagle under any conditions! Whether your a seasoned angler, a local, or new to a specific location it is always a good idea to stop into the local fly shop(s) for the best information on where to go and current river techniques for that particular time of year. With Fly shops all along the I-70 corridor it's easy to hook-up with the guides and professionals who make there living on the water.

The Eagle is fishing great for this time of year as the pictures below will attest too. Trout are in the usual deep runs and pools. Nymphing with tiny midge patterns, emergers, soft hackles and attractors seemed to be the ticket today, but look out for the up incoming egg hatch as we move into the winter months. With the water low and clear 6x fluorocarbon leaders and tippet are a must to fool the bigger browns and rainbows.

Special thanks to Bob Streb and 2007 FFO Guide Of The Year Matt,"Lew" Lewis. An additional thanks to Jeff Lyon for helping me get some great pictures of Eagle bows and browns.


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