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Fall River Fishing Report

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Courtesy of Kirk's Fly Shop.

Species of fish in the Fall River

  • Predominately rainbow and brown trout, with an occasional brook trout and an even more occasional greenback cutthroat.
  • Most of the natural fish are brown trout ranging from 6 inches up to 16 inches, averaging 8-10 inches.
  • There are some natural rainbow trout, but most in the Fall River have been stocked.

Note: Streamside Cabins stocks the river with Rainbow trout on site, throughout the summer. Fish right by your river-front cabin or condo suite!

Fly fishing Techniques for the Fall River

  • Short casts no more than 20 ft. The shorter the cast the more realistic the drift.
  • Always fish upstream to keep from spooking the fish, since they face up stream.
  • If dry fly fishing be sure the fly is floating well; using floatant is a good idea.
  • If nymph fishing us a small natural looking indicator (green) to keep from spooking the fish.
  • Use 7 ½ foot 5X leader, with 6X tippet.
  • 3, 4 or 5 weight fly rods will work best; 7 ½ to 9 ft in length.
A lake with mountains in the distance

Fly Fishing Report

Fall River

  • Spring time:
    For best results, fish the deeper holes using nymphs such as Tungsten prince nymph #14, Tungsten pheasant tail #14, or Tungsten micro may fly #14, trailing with RS2 dun #18 or 20, Copper ribbed RS2 #20,or a Black beauty #20. If there is surface action use a Silhouette dun #20 or a parachute Adam #18 or 20.
  • Summer time:
    After run off, best luck using a Elk hair caddis #14 or #16, Stone fly stimulator #16 or a Schlotter's hopper #14. Drop with either a copper beaded Micro May #18 or a gold beaded Pheasant tail #18.
  • Fall time:
    Use Caddis and hopper flies, trailed with small bead-head nymph in early fall. In colder weather the fish will move to the deeper holes and mainly look for nymphs. Try using a Tungsten beaded Micro May #16, trail with a #20 RS2.
  • Winter time:
    The River is mostly iced over.

Spin fishing suggestions

  • Small Mepps spinners or Panther Martins can be particularly affective in high water.
  • 2# or #4 Pound test and no bigger.

Thank you to Kirk's Fly Shop for our Fall River Trout Fishing Report!

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http://www.kirksflyshop.com/
Kirks Flyshop
230 E. Elkhorn Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 577-0790

Contact Us at - info@streamsideonfallriver.com

 
 
 
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