.......................  ......Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park

01/15/10

Destinations: The Eagle River, Colorado
The Eagle River is one of Colorado's longer freestone streams. The river can
be accessed just about its entire length from highway #6. Like many other of
Colorado's trout streams, the Eagle River flows mostly through private property.
There are several public accesses along the river, but all in all, it is little of the
stream compared to what isn't available for public fishing.

In its headwaters, it is a small alpine meadow stream. It changes to fast pocket
water and it begins to loose altitude from the high mountains where it begins. In
its lower sections, it is a fairly large river with long runs and pools. Although
there is some hatches that takes place, much of the fishing is done with nymphs.
Most of the fishing is done from drift boats.

The
Eagle River starts out near Leadville, Colorado. It flows through Camp
Hale near the pass. Minturn is the next place it can be accessed. The towns of
Avon, Edwards, Wolcott, Eagle and Gypsum are all near the river. It has wild
rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat trout.


Copyright 2010 James Marsh