WATER TEMPERATURE NOTICE: Water temps
on the lower Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers have been hitting the upper 60's as of this week (June 27th). When water temps
reach 68'f - your fishing should cease. Carry a stream thermometer with you to be sure and remember to fully revive your fish
prior to its release. After 2pm we are encouraging anglers to stop fishing (or fish elsewhere). That said, some truly spectacular
fishing is taking place on the Crystal, Frying Pan and upper Roaring Fork rivers. Truthfully, it'll be nice to give our lower
elevation fish a much need reprieve. Time to think about fishing our high-country! We're awfully lucky to have such a bounty
of varied and spectacular trout waters here in the Roaring Fork Valley. *UPDATE* July 28th - Colorado Parks
and Wildlife has now implemented a closure on the lower Crystal River below Avalanche Creek, the entire lower Colorado River,
and the lower Roaring Fork below Carbondale from 2pm-Dark
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in the Roaring Fork and Crystal River valley's, sale specials and more!
GEAR 2018-- G.Loomis IMX-Pro rods, ECHO and Redington fly rods, Ross' new Evolution R Salt, Evolution LTX and Gunnison series
of fly reels, Fishpond Nomad River Armor nets, Rio DirectCore Flats Pro lines, Scientific Anglers Amplitude Trout, Anadro,
and Bonefish lines, new fly tying materials from MFC and more coming in weekly.
How did 12 years go by?! May 2018 is the start of our lucky 13th
year in business.
In today's world of glossy,
sugar coated websites, this site has become Old School--and as our staff (and our repeat clientele) get older too,
we're OK with that. While technology changes at an ever-increasing rate, with a cell phone app for practically
everything now including fishing, one of the few constants in life is mankind's enrichment by interacting with nature.
The act of going fishing is usually much greater than technological attempts to capture that experience, so we don't
feel the need to constantly be on the cutting edge with a trendy website that's updated every 5 minutes.
We have all the gear (and then some) that you need to maximize your time on the
river. CFS is locally owned and operated, serving both locals and visitors
to our great Roaring Fork Valley. We are glad
to share our local knowledge and are committed to giving personal attention to our clients and customers. Our Carbondale, Colorado Fly Shop strives to offer quality items at reasonable prices, and we're thankful
to have many repeat clients who appreciate value, high performance, and personal service. We
cater to experienced and novice fly fishermen.
in a trip to our area? Our valley is well-known for the abundance of quality public waters,
with two officially designated gold medal streams flowing through the heart of it. You can find just about
any style of trout fishing within a few minutes of Carbondale--from the big-shouldered, mystical Colorado; to riffle-filled
freestones like the Roaring Fork and Crystal, the insect and trout rich tailwater of the Frying Pan,
to countless small high country streams and lakes filled with brookies and cutthroat. Check out our report page for the latest conditions, check out our guide trip page for details on booking a guided float or wade trip, check out our lodging page for a list of area hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds, or give
a call anytime we can be of help.
Over the past 10 years, Crystal Fly Shop has donated over $25,000 in money and gear to many non-profits,
- Roaring Fork Conservancy
- Local Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited
- Business Member of National Trout Unlimited Organization
- Thompson Divide Coalition
- Aspen Center For Envirnomental
- Roaring Fork Fishing Guide Alliance
- Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club
- Sunlight Mountain Volunteer Ski Patrol
- Town of
Carbondale Rec Dept.
- Carbondale Council for the Arts and
- Rotary Club
- KDNK Carbondale Community Radio
Crystal Fly Shop is at 1087 Highway 133 next
to Carbondale City Market. More than 200 fly rod models, 220 different reels, and 1600 fly
patterns in stock for 2016.