Tim's Roaring River Fishing Report





Tim Homesley has been fishing Roaring River State Park for over 30 years, and has fished an average of 300 days per year for the last 23 years.




In addition to his own outstanding experience on the local streams and lakes, Tim also has access to the experience of the three guides he runs out of his shop.

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Guide Phil Glaze, now working through Tim's Fly Shop






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Had a great morning fishing on Roaring River today, the river is in great shape,
water is running at a normal flow and is clear, making for some great fly and
spin fishing, I'm still using 6X tippet on my fly rod when using nymphs or buggers, and
I'm using 7X when fishing dry flies.

My best fly this morning, early was a black woolybugger, I landed 12 on a #8 bugger,
and after the bugger bite slowed, I put on a green/grizzly crackleback and landed 8 more
rainbows. About 11:00 the blue wing olives started hatching and it was pure fun, a #20
blue wing olive drew a strike on almost every cast for an hour or so, I think I landed
another 12 on the B.W.O. and then I put a small #16 caddis on and it worked very well for
an hour or so, then it slowed down, by this time I was ready to quit, and I did.

Good flies to use right now are #14-#22 Adams, #14-#22 blue wing olives, #14-#20 caddis
zebra midges #18's and smaller, pheasant tails, copper johns, burlaps, sow bugs and
hares ears all #14's and smaller.

I used a 9' leader this morning on my 7' 4wt bamboo rod, the 4 wt was needed because
of the wind, I would like to have had my 2 wt out, but too windy.

I know the black, brown, and the olive Rooster Tails have been working well, as have the
small Colorado woolie spinner combos, I have had a lot of good reports on orange, white, ane
flo. yellow power eggs, power bait has a lot of new eggs out this year and a few of them look

Plastic worms in orange, cheese, pink, and orange peal were good all last week and unless
we get a water change these colors should remain good.

Marabou jig fishing is a lot of fun right now, you can really see the fish and it makes for some
good sight fishing.

On a spin or casting reel, you will need 2 or 3 lb line, p-line, maxima, or mean green will work
well, avoid fluorescent lines like Tri-lene and Stren.

Still using #10 hooks on the worms and #12 and smaller for the plastic eggs. 3/0 and BB sized
sinkers will work best for you right now.

Zone 3 is fishing good on PowerBait paste, white has been good and orange has been working
also corn, nightcrawlers and natural eggs have been working.

Good luck on the river, fishing has been great.

     - Updated 03/12/14

August 2013 flood photos: 










Guide Phil Glaze












Tim caught this 20" McCloud River rainbow out of Crane Creek. 







Here's a beautiful 15-lb, 31 1/2" Char that Tim Homesley caught on a trip to Alaska.




For the latest water conditions from the USGS, log on to http://waterdata.usgs.gov:80/nwis/uv?07050152 .













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