Eagle River Fly Fishing

The 31st most popular fly fishing river in Colorado.

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West of Vail, the Eagle River is a 70 mile river with most open to public fishing. This is a waders paradise with big, wild trout averaging over 15 inches. Expect to find plenty of brown trout and rainbow trout, and in the upper sections, there is even some cutthroat trout and brook trout. The caddis hatch season varies widely across the length of this long river since there is dramatic elevation change -- in the lower reaches, the hatch can start as early as mid-April and it runs in the upper reaches all the way through September. This is a fly fishermans delight all in one river.

There are numerous access points along the length of the Eagle River for fly fishing including Dowd Junction close to Minturn.

Note: The printable fly fishing river map is provided courtesy of HANDYMICROFIBERCLOTH.COM.

Overall, Eagle River is the 31st most popular fly fishing river of all 47 fly fishing spots in Colorado.

Eagle River (CO/US)

Eagle River (CO/US)

Eagle River with Fly Fishing Outfitters (CO/US)

Eagle River with Fly Fishing Outfitters (CO/US)

Eagle River Fly Fishing Map



Local Contact(s):  White River National Forest (970) 328-6388; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Vail Tourism (970) 479-1394; Fly Fishing Outfitters (800) 595-8090; Minturn Anglers (970) 827-9500.

Recommended Book:  "100 Best Flies For Colorado Trout" from Thomas Pero

Best Season:  Jun-Aug.

Base Camp:  Park Meadows Lodge w/ hot tub (970) 476-5598; Black Bear Inn (970) 476-1304

Luxury Loding:  Sonnenalp Resort (800) 654-8312; Cordillera (800) 87RELAX; Vail Cascade Resort (800) 420-2424

Breakfast Restaurant:  Daily Grind, Vail

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/whiteriver/

GPS:  39.609683, -106.452319

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  4/16/2017

ID:  19702

Eagle River Fly Fishing Map


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