Crystal River Report 8-4-17

Posted on 04 August 2017

August 4, 2017

FLOW: 176 cfs in Carbondale 

WATER CONDITIONS: Clean unless it rains the night before up on the pass. Has been dropping cfs daily, time to bust out  attractor dries and locate those soft pockets, most will have a fish eager to take your dry fly!

OVERALL RATING: 8 out of 10 

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Green Drakes, PMDs, caddis, BWOs, midges, stonefly nymphs and adults, cranefly larva and adults, green drake and PMD nymphs

THE LOW DOWN: Low and clear!  No need to overthink this river, tie on an attractor dry and dropper and hit all the soft water.

HATCHES: Green Drakes 10-12, PMDs 14-18, Midges 20-22, BWOs 18-20, Caddis 14-18


NYMPHS: Copper John 18-20, Tung Pheasant Tail 18-20, Cat Poop Stone 6-10, Prince Nymph 16-18 

DRIES: Stimulators 12-18, Hoppers 6-12, Amy's Ant 10-12, Flag Adams 10-22, AK's Old School Drake 10-12, Sparkledun Pink PMD 14-18, Hi Vis Griffiths Gnat 18, Skittering Zelon Midge 20, Ethawing Caddis 16-18, Parachute Adams 16-18 

HINTS: Fish the upper reaches near Redstone and especially Marble if you are seeking the most fishable water.

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