Eagle River Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Eagle is a beautiful river (especially in the fall) that many locals are proud to call their home water. The wild trout are colorful and strong, averaging fifteen inches with many in the 18-21 inch range. For many years, the Eagle has been overshadowed by the Colorado, Roaring Fork and Fryingpan rivers. As a result, one is often fly fishing alone here—a goal of many. If there’s a meat-and-potatoes kind of trout stream in Colorado, it’s the Eagle, and for many reasons.
Much of the seventy-plus-mile river is open to public fishing. One can wade the Eagle during much of its prime season. It contains all the classic types of challenging fly fishing water. The hatches are many, varied and predictable, and Eagle River trout, while not terribly selective, are not pushovers. Types of Fish: Reproducing rainbow and brown with brook and cutthroat in the higher reaches. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."