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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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6WETFLY6 on May 11, 2017May 11th, 2017, 11:11 pm EDT
Looking for suggestions!!

I am planning a trip for next year and would like some assistance. I am looking at the Roaring Fork River and the Frying Pan River. The Blue River has also caught my attention. We like to wade fish but also drift when we travel. Looking for the following:

*Fishing where there are no crowds.
*Recommendations for a guide service.
*Best time of the year to go.

If you have other rivers to recommend that would be fine.

Thank you for any help you can offer.

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Iasgair on May 14, 2017May 14th, 2017, 7:07 am EDT
Ok, your #1 request about no crowds, those three rivers are not what you want.

The Eagle river is an overlooked and fantastic river. As the fish go, the Eagle has more quantity & quality of fish.

Minturn anglers is a good place to find guides, I highly recommend them.

The runoff is happening now and will last through June, but by the second week of July it should be prime time.

If you want to try the other rivers go ahead and try the Blue Quill Anglers fly shop. But the Eagle is beautiful, and not heavily fished.

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