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Directions:  To get to Thunder River head south out of Boulder on 93, and around Golden jump on 470 south. The first exit off 470 will be I-70 west, get on and drive for almost 150 miles to Glenwood Springs. Exit Glenwood Springs and head south on hwy82 towards Aspen. At the first stoplight after 14th street make a right and cross sunlight bridge over the Roaring Fork. The stop sign after the bridge is Midland Avenue offering access up and down the river with several access points. Continuing up 82 we reach the outskirts of Glenwood. Look for a right turn on Rd 109 to take you across the river and turn upstream to some more access areas called Coryell Ranch, and Aspen Glen on the left. These access points bring you up to the confluence with the Crystal River. Moving further up 82 we come to access points just upstream of the Carbondale Bridge, and then 3 miles upstream at the Catherine's Store Road. There is also access along Valley Road out of El Jebel, and Two Rivers Road just outside of Basalt, upstream and downstream of the confluence with the Frying Pan River. Upstream of Basalt we have great access to the Roaring Fork just off of Hwy 82 on river right as we move upstream, or River Road on the other bank. Some places to look for are the Woody Creek access, the Jaffe Park, and Henry Stein Park. Upstream of Aspen the access is better by foot and the Roaring Fork is much smaller than what we see just 30 miles downstream.

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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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