Taylor River - Central CO Rockies, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Taylor River - Central CO Rockies, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
During mid-summer, remember to fish the odd-water! The classic runs and pools hold fish, but so does the fast water, pockets, and buckets right along the bank. Fish are very spread out right now so don't be afraid to fish water that might look less appealing to the majority.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Taylor River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
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Water flow: 228 cfs @ C&R 381 cfs @ Almont

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 54 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 9AM - 9PM

Best stretch: Taylor River State Wildlife Area (C&R) - Below Taylor Dam

Best access point: Taylor River State Wildlife Area (C&R) - Below Taylor Dam

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, BWO's, Golden Stoneflies, Caddis

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport

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Taylor River Description

The Taylor River is fed from high up in the Colorado Rockies and drains into Taylor Reservoir at about 9,300 feet. The tailwater below the dam flows down through Taylor Canyon some 20 miles before it joins the East River to form the Gunnison River at Almont. The Taylor is a medium-sized river which contains deep pools and pocket water, and plenty of riffles and runs. The bottom releases from Taylor Reservoir ...

Techniques & Tips

Dries to include Green Drakes, PMD's, BWO's, and Caddis. Droppers are catching fish the majority of the day as well. PT's, JuJu Sallies, D-Midges, and RS2's have all been working well.

7-Day Forecast

The Taylor should continue to fish well with good hatches for the next week. Expect some thunderstorms in the afternoons so be prepared with a rain jacket and a streamer!

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