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Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

Fly Fishing Report

Guests of the Ritz Carlton Residence Club Aspen Highlands and Bachelor Gulch can enjoy fly fishing on the Roarking Fork River, Gore Creek, or the Colorado River on their Colorado summer vacation.

If you're a fly fishing fan, now is the time to put on your wading boots and get out there! Water clarity conditions have improved for the Roaring Fork River in Aspen, Colorado.

How can you determine visibility? Wade out two feet into the water and look down. If you can see one foot down, it's fishable. If you can see two or more feet down, it's extremely fishable. The clearest water is near the bank, and the fish will naturally migrate toward that area.

You can handle off color water by increasing the size and brightness of the lure. If the water is stained, try using a bigger lure in colors like black, blue, purple, chartreuse, orange, brown and pumpkin seed. Useful lures for this condition are San Juan's worms, Pat's Rubber Legs, large stonefly patters, Red Copper Johns, and large Prince Nymphs.

When the water is clear, the best lure colors are green pumpkin, pumpkin seed, and white.

If you're staying at the Ritz Carlton Residence Club Aspen Highlands, the Roaring Fork River is the perfect spot for you. If you're staying at the Ritz Carlton Residence Club Bachelor Gulch, then you'll probably want to head over to Gore Creek. Ask your Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch concierge about fly fishing lessons.

Happy Fishing