Aspen Outfitting Company’s Upper Roaring Fork River Report 4/14/23

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Big changes are happening on the river! Flows have doubled in the past week and water clarity has dropped substantially. A few days of really warm weather caused snow to melt and water levels to rise. We’ll have to see what the mix of cooler temperatures and precipitation this weekend and next week will do to water levels and clarity, but it looks like the beginning stages of runoff have started! Despite the rapid change, the fishing has been lights out!

Aspen Outfitting Company’s Upper Roaring Fork River Report 3/24/23

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We had some fun in the snow this week! The front that moved in on Monday and Tuesday changed river conditions, but the fishing was great. Colder weather caused the water to clear up and river levels to drop slightly. The fishing early and late in the day slowed down during the transition between high and low pressure systems, but the mid day bite picked up noticeably as the storm settled in. Fish are feeding aggressively right now, but colder days and clearer water mean a return to the winter staples.

Aspen Outfitting Company’s Upper Roaring Fork River Report 3/17/23

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If you didn’t get a chance to do some fishing this past week, get out there this weekend! We have another front moving in at the beginning of next week, but the weekend is shaping up to be warm, sunny and glorious. Water temperatures should be on the rise, and the fish will be active. On sunny days with low water make sure you’re being stealthy, downsizing tippet and wearing sunscreen! 

Aspen Outfitting Company’s 1st Annual Spring Fly Fishing Swap & Blowout Bonanza

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Are you ready to get rid of that extra fishing gear cluttering up the closet? Are you looking to get into fly fishing at a low cost? If you answered YES then mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20th to participate in our First Annual Gear Swap! There will be all kinds of great used gear, as well as FREE food, FREE beer and wonderful, fishy people! What could be better?

Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch

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Mother’s day is here, and what an amazing day it is! We get to celebrate the women who gave us life, helped shape who we are and supply us with a never ending stream of love. But, as luck would have it, it’s also the namesake of the prolific “Mother’s Day Caddis” hatch on the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers.  … Read More

Fishing Mindfully: The Rainbow Trout Spawn

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Spring is here in Aspen, and the fishing has been fantastic! Spring is an amazing time of the year to chase trout on the Roaring Fork river. As the water warms, insects begin to hatch in greater numbers and the fishing heats up. However, fishing at this time of year requires a little extra attention – because spring is when the rainbow trout are spawning.

Valentine’s Day Special: Understanding the Angler You Love

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It’s Valentine’s Day! So it’s time to talk about what it’s like to be in a relationship with a die hard angler –or even a fishing guide! We’ll tell you that loving an angler is the best thing you can do because, well, we’re the most fun, best looking, incredible bunch around! However, we do have some tendencies that are hard to understand, and might be frustrating at times. Whether you fish or not, if you’re in a relationship with an avid angler (and especially a fishing guide), keep these things in mind. 

Why Winter Fly Fishing Is Great in Aspen!

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Winter is one of our favorite times of year to fly fish here on the Roaring Fork River!  Many people think of fly fishing as a warm weather affair, but the winter means less fishermen and more fish for those willing to get out there. Ski season isn’t quite in full swing — in fact it’s off to a pretty slow start this year — so the next few weeks are the perfect time to get out and discover the wonders of winter fly fishing. Snow-covered banks, icicles dripping with sunlight, and the dazzling flashes of a wild trout tugging on your line in clear cold water. It’s a magical experience, and once you try it, you may find yourself reaching for a fly rod instead of your skis!

Grateful This Holiday Season

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WE HAVE SOME ANNOUNCEMENTS! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Aspen Outfitting Company!!! You may have noticed some changes to our website and social media accounts over the past 6 months; we have been working to update and energize the way that we engage with all of you. This vibrant outdoor community, and the wild spaces that we … Read More