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August 2019 Fly Fishing Update

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The fly fishing in Colorado is in full swing. All of the rivers are higher than normal, but the fishing is excellent and should remain that way through October. The Salmon Fly hatch was lengthy this year and went into July. Lots of big browns and rainbows were caught on Salmon Fly and Golden Stone patterns. The fishing continues to be great with all fly fishing methods. Hoppers, Beetles, and Caddis patterns are most common for dry flies. Stones, Princes, Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns are common for nymphing. Various streamer patterns are working also. Float trips have been the way to go, but wading is doable in higher elevations.

Back in the Texas Hill Country, the Canyon Lake level is full and the outflows will be be similar to the inflows. The current flow on the lower Guadalupe is 200 CFS. It's very important to keep a watch on the river flows and temperatures. Wading can become dangerous if you are on the river when the flows are suddenly increased from the dam. We recommend visiting to stay informed of lake level and dam release. Please contact us if you want to experience some great Colorado or Hill Country fly fishing. I'd like to fill you in on the most recent news in the Texas Hill Country and west/central Colorado.

News and updates

1. Action Angler is a booking agent and guide for 1, 2, and 3 day float trips on the Gunnison River through the Gunnison Gorge and lower Gunnison River. This allows us to hold preferred dates for our clients. The Gunnison Gorge is thought of by many as a Top 20 Destination To See Before You Die, and also referred to as a mini-Grand Canyon. The lower Gunnison River is an easier-paced section, with day trips starting at $600. Please contact us for details.

2. The next meeting for the New Braunfels Fly Fishers is scheduled for September 24, 2019.

3. We offer 2-hour lessons designed for your needs. Trout, bass, and saltwater fly fishing can all be covered. The price is $100 per angler.

4. If you are planning to be in the Aspen or Glenwood Springs areas in the summertime or early fall, call Aspen Fly Fishing and/or Crystal Fly Shop to book trips. Be sure to request Chris Jackson as your guide. If you are planning to be in the Crested Butte or Gunnison areas in the summertime or early fall, call Dragonfly Anglers to book trips on the upper Gunnison River and request Chris Jackson as your guide.

5. Please let us know if you are interested in a premier Bull Trout fly fishing destination in the Northern Rockies of British Columbia. Here are a few nice river homes to stay at while visiting the Guadalupe River. Two of them are located across the street from the fly shop, and can sleep up to 8. Sincerely, Chris Jackson

Owner/Lead Guide

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830-708-FISH (830-708-3474)


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