Blue Wings & Streamers: Eagle River Colorado

Snickers in the streamer box

Snickers in the streamer box

Mother nature gave us our first big bump on the Eagle River over the weekend allowing Bobber and I were able to strip down his little green fly fishing vessel and sneak down the river. This time of year offers some amazing dry fly and streamer fishing opportunities and Yesterday was proof in the pudding so they say. I got a text from bobber saying its at 190 do you wanna go. Since my previous float plans got canceled due to a blow out on the Fork i was all in. Of course the honey do list had to be completed prior to my departure  so I scrambled and got permission from the war department. Thanks Honey. From the put in to the take out we hooked too many fish to count on Streamers and BWO Dries.

Bobber navigating his was through a shallow rock garden on the Eagle River, Colorado

Bobber navigating his was through a shallow rock garden on the Eagle River, Colorado

About 200 yards from the put in we did laps in a pool casting to numerous risers of all sizes. We could have sat there for a good long while and pulled the boat back out. It was that good. From there we did a constant switch of streamers through the fast pocket water to dries in the slower slicks and pools. The net never got dry and a lot of banter was exchanged between Bob and I. For a river that is nestled between 2 highways it is difficult to imagine that the fly fishing can be as good as it is. The quality of fish in the river is sure to impress the most seasoned angler and only seems to improve year after year. Most of our winter crowd has left town leaving locals on the water enjoying the spring season. Now is an excellent time to be fly fishing in Colorado. If you want to hop in a boat shoot me an email and lets do this. Hopefully we have a long pre-run off float season before the water gets big and brown.

Eagle River Brown Trout

Eagle River Brown Trout