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
The Taylor is on! Lots of Drakes, Caddis, Stones, and PMD's on the lower canyon stretch right now. Fish are spread out in pockets, riffles, and runs throughout. Dry fly fishing from noon to last light can be lights out! The Catch and Release section is nymphing very well; to include mysis shrimp and BWO emergers. We should see dry fly fishing at the C&R pick up over the next week.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Taylor River is currently Hot!

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
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Water flow: 550 cfs @ C&R 850 cfs @ Alm

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 53 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: 8AM-9PM

Best stretch: 5 Mile - Almont

Best access point: 5 Mile

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Green Drakes, Caddis, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMD's, BWO's, Midges

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport

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 are on in the lower canyon! Great Drake,Caddis, and Stonefly hatches happening now. Dry-dropper techniques are working well outside of the hatch times as well.

7-Day Forecast

Weather and hatches should cooperate this week to make for excellent conditions! Get out early to find a great spot and stay out late to catch the evening hatch. Great summer fishing!


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