Flow: 800 cfs River Graph
The Roaring fork is a true "freestone" stream from its headwaters along Independence, to its confluence with the Colorado River near Glenwood Springs, CO. The upper stretches of The Roaring Fork are tight with a steep gradient, offering pocket water fishing for Brook and Rainbow Trout. Between the towns of Basalt and Glenwood Springs the Roaring Fork is wider with less gradient, which produces great trout holding water. Access is avaible in this stretch for both the wade, and float fisherman.
Flows are right around 800 cfs at Glenwood.
4' feet depending on section of river and rain
Current Food Sources:
Golden Stoneflies | PMDs | Rusty Spinners | Sculpin | Midges |
Flies to Try:
Guides Choice Dozen $24.99
Guide Tip of the Week:
We have been seeing awesome flows and fishing on the Fork lately. Although double dries are my favorite thing to throw on the fork, hopper dropper rigs have been super productive. In terms of double dries, it is hard to match a subtle PMD or Caddis pattern. Streamer fishing can be very productive on the lower Fork if the bugs/dry fly fishing is slow.