River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 1150 cfs
River Statistics:
»Glenwood Springs
Current:   1150 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1160 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1270 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1220 cfs
Gage Height:   3.61 ft

Pumphouse
Current:   593 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   516 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   536 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   462 cfs
Gage Height:   4.39 ft

Some good reports have been coming out of the Collie lately, with good fishing to be had up high and down toward Glenwood, although you may contend with some ice and stained water if fishing the upper reaches. Nymphing deep with midges and small mayfly nymphs/emergers will be the most productive tactic, but throwing a streamer around would be my method of choice right now, provided you have a cloudy day or are fishing in pretty much any weather aside from clear skies. Be sure you're pinning your streamer tight to the banks and along structure and are giving it at least a second or two to get down into the danger zone before putting action into it. White is rarely a bad choice when you're tying on a streamer at the Collie, but definitely switch it up and throw some olives, purples, blacks, etc., at them if you're not getting follows. Down lower toward Glenwood, you tend to be able to get away with some bigger bugs, even in the dead of winter, such as Girdle Bugs, Tungstones, CDC Soft Hackle PTs, Hare's Ears, etc., in #14-16 as the point bug on your nymph rig. For you dry fly junkies -- throw a BWO pattern on point like a Parachute BWO, Sparkle Dun, Extended Body Para BWO, etc., in #18-20, and drop to pretty much any member of the RS2 family. You'll get eats on both bugs if you see fish coming to the surface regularly, but expect to really get into some fish on the dropper that sits a bit lower in the water, whether in the surface film or just a foot or so beneath.

Report Updated On: 01/07/2018
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