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Fly Fishing the Uncompahgre River in Colorado

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Uncompahgre River is a fly fishing location in Colorado. This destination has an elevation of approximately 4914 feet. Please view the pinpointed location for Uncompahgre River on the Google Map to the right. If you'd like directions to this destination, please click here for directions (provided via Google Maps).

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Josh C (bigerrfish) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: I fished lower on the river today and watched the water clear as the day went on. Gold stones are out and about and real thick this year. Caddis are begining to show their wiskers and the water is rich with black fly larva. Although most of the river is private, if you offer to mow the guys lawn over there by Catshead, he wont even make you do it but he will let you fish. Olny for a half day as long as: You fish smaller than size 18 flies, you dont use dries, ditch the indicator, grease the leader and you practace catch and release, and just as long as you leave only foot prints and take only pictures. The fish are big so tie a good knot. I fished three flies, and used the long line Euro method, T tied a midge larva pattern as the lead, anchored with a 18 stonefly nymph trailing behind 30 inches, a traditional rs2. All three species of trout were found, on all three flies. Fished just below the film with a greased 18 foot leader was the way to get numbers today. (04/12/11)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Fished the Unc at Paco with bigerrfish and had a great day. Flows are up but the water is plenty clear and most importantly the fish are eating. Picked up plenty of browns and rainbows under overcast skies. Fished subsurface all morning and early afternoon and did well. There were some fish rising in the pocket water too. Great day. (04/11/11)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 3 - Fair fly fishing: Fished the Uncompahgre this past weekend. Not much insect activity but had amazing weather. I threw streamers most of the morning and had one on for a little bit but couldn't bring it to net. I had two VERY large fish take an interest but no bite. The first was well over 20 and the second was probably around 20 or 22. After about 10am the action died down. I'll definitely go back to try my luck again. (04/12/10)
Josh C (bigerrfish) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: It's cold but the fish are still there. small flys will produce fish, but they have to be on the bottom. (12/16/09)
Josh C (bigerrfish) reported - 3 - Fair fly fishing: conditions have been slow the past few days due to single digit teperatures. this should change in the next few days due to snow fall that will bring the fish out to eat (12/06/09)
Josh C (bigerrfish) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: flows are way down and fish are spooky pocket fish with small midges and softhackles (12/01/09)
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Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The Uncompahgre River has large trout may that can be taken with a variety of techniques. The river offers outstanding dry fly fishing in summer and fall and some excellent nymphing in the winter. (06/12/08)
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1725 west stuart street
fort collins, Colorado
Cimarron Creek
317 E. Main
Montrose, Colorado
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Box 685, 121 W. Colorado Ave.
Telluride, Colorado
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Josh C (bigerrfish)
if you know it you know it and if not its gonna take ya 3 years to get close (1/19/13)
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