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Fishing

Fishing

Winter, spring, summer or fall - fishing is perhaps the one sport you can enjoy in Aspen year-round! Cast a line on a high-alpine lake in summer, or hit the Gold Medal AND Blue Ribbon waters of the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan rivers in just about any season. World-renowned fly fishing is technically as close as Mill Street in Aspen, but most travel just ten minutes outside of downtown on the Roaring Fork River. And if you're feeling like a drive, the Frying Pan and Crystal Rivers also hold fantastic fly-fishing a bit further afield.

What are Gold Medal waters anyway? These fishing areas have been designated by the Colorado Wildlife Commission as providing great spots to catch large trout. Only about 168 miles of Colorado's 9000 miles of trout streams, and three lakes, carry the "Gold Medal" signature. You heard correctly, Aspen's got good fishing!

The higher the quality of the habitat the greater the number of fish in that locale, and because so many of the streams on the Upper Roaring Fork are privately permitted that means the fish WILL be biting when your guide takes you out. You'll find mainly Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brown and Speckled Trout, along with a few Sculpin and Whitefish. There are three main fly hatches that occur on the area waters - Caddis, Stonefly and Baetis/Mayfly. These insect hatches are the driving force behind hours of joyful fly-fishing. 

Local outfitting services are available to get you going with gear, the inside scoop on what the fish are biting, or - better yet - a guided tour to some of the local fishing hotspots. This is one fish tale you'll be proud to tell! 

Aspen Outfitting Company happens to have over 40 years experience as a local outfitter, so to say they know our area streams is an understatement.  They also have several privately leased sections of river at their fingertips too.  And if lavish offerings are what you're in search of The Little Nell has a fly-fishing special available to guests who stay three nights or more, with available add-ons such as gourmet lunches and wine pairings!

All of the Roaring Fork River is catch and release. Also, be aware that any venture to the river requires a fishing license. If you've never been, a guided trip is the best way to get your feet wet. We've got plenty from which to choose!

Get a taste of what it is like to be on the water here in Aspen...

 

 

Aspen Outfitting Company

( On The River > Fishing )

An Aspen sporting tradition since 1969, located in the prestigious St. Regis Hotel. 
Specializing in guided hunting and fishing trips, private shooting expeditions, as well as custom gun fittings and fine shotgun sales through Armas Ugartechea. 
Owner Jon Hollinger is a nationally recognized expert in bird hunting, fly fishing, field seminars and continuing hunter education.

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Aspen Sports

( On The River > Fishing )

Taylor Creek Fly Shop (located in Aspen Sports) 
[email protected], www.taylorcreek.com.
Guide service, equipment and clothing sales also located in Basalt.

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4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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