A river reborn: The Eagle is hopping for fly-fishing

By Chris Freud

Flowing from above Minturn down to Dotsero and showcasing plenty of public access, the Eagle River is one of Colorado’s best kept fly-fishing secrets. It’s hard to imagine that just 25 years ago the river suffered greatly from mining pollution damage and catching 20 wild trout in a day was unimaginable. Successful cleanup efforts, habitat restoration and improved fisheries management has created on of Colorado’s best trout fisheries. Impressive numbers of large fish and diverse aquatic insect hatches are sure signs that the Eagle River is a destination fishery flowing right through our backyard.A healthy population of wild brown and …

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