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Directions:  Head south out of Boulder on highway 93. Just south of Golden merge onto 470 south, then take the first exit onto I70 west. Follow I-70 west toward Glenwood Springs. Get off in Glenwood Springs exit 116 and take highway 82 towards Aspen to the south. About 10 miles past the turn off for Carbondale signs for Basalt show up. Exit highway 82 towards the town of Basalt and follow state road 105 to the west out of downtown Basalt. Almost immediately the river appears on the right with 14 miles of river up to the tail water below Ruedi Dam. There is a mix of public and private so obey landowners signage and please do not trespass.

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GasFoodLodging7-Eleven: 23250 Highway 82, Basalt, CO 81621 (970.927.3827)Basalt Center Fuel: 122 Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO 81621 (970.927.3599)
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The Ultimate Fly Fishing Report
Casting a fly in a tranquil mountain stream, feeling the tug on the line, and holding a beautiful rainbow trout makes us feel alive and intensely connected with nature. Fly fishing is our way of life and we are blessed with hundreds of nearby rivers and streams just a short distance away from Boulder. From the swift spring waters of the Clear Creek to the meandering bends of the South Platte, it's critical to consider fishing conditions in advance and prepare accordingly. We rely on our experienced guides who venture into the wild to let us know which rivers favor fly fishing, where fish are biting, and which fly patterns are most effective. Planning a successful fishing trip also requires knowledge of stream flows at various river points and an accurate weather forecast for a given destination. At Rocky Mountain Anglers, we are dedicated to providing all avid anglers with detailed and timely information about hatches, water, and weather conditions. So before you head out the door on your next fishing adventure, visit our web site to find valuable information that will prepare you for a successful trip. Have fun chasing after your next trophy trout and enjoy nature's beauty!The Rocky Mountain Anglers Crew
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