Gore Creek originates high in the elusive Gore Range, which can be seen soaring above Vail Village. It flows from Gore lake South West to its confluence with the Eagle River in Minturn, CO. The upper stretches of Gore creek contain small, tight, pocket water that is best fished during the summer months with a variety of dry flies.  From Vail to Minturn, Gore creek is a more moderately sized stream which can fish well with dries, nymphs, and streamers.



Gore Creek is currently high with spring run off, so concentrate on the flatter strecthes of water through the town of Vail. Medium sized golden stoneflies, small Yellow Sallies, bright caddis pupa, worms, and small streamers could all be effective patterns.

Flies To Try: Mercer’s Poxy Back Micro Stone size 12-16, Golden Wired Stonefly size 12-16, Tungsten Iron Sally, Squirmy Worms in red and purple,  Slump Busters in Olive, Black, and Natural