C-60 Gianinetti Spring

By July 21, 2013

Gianinetti Spring Creeks, Roaring Fork, Ponds C-60

Description: The Gianinetti Ranch serves RMAC members a full plate of flyfishing choices. Two miles of intimate spring creeks, three-quarters of a mile of the broad Roaring Fork River, and two spring-fed ponds add up to make this one of the premier flyfishing properties in Colorado.

Location: This property is located just outside of Carbondale, about 12 miles southeast of Glenwood Springs.

Capacity: Limited to 4 anglers. Up to 6 anglers permitted if in one group.

To make a reservation call 303-421-6239 or 1-800-524-1814.

Rate Notes:

Adult 1/2 Day
Adult Aftn.
Youth 1/2 Day
Youth Aftn.

Property Log Book Comments

We benefited from cloudy skies all day and while rain was a constant threat, it never actually did rain. We focused our efforts on the spring creek and ponds and were fortunate to witness a strong BWO hatch on the ponds in the early afternoon, and we took full advantage of it. Streamers continue to work well on this property as well, both on the ponds and spring creek. We landed about a dozen fish between 2 fishermen, all in the 16 to 20 inch category, mostly rainbows. Once again this property delivered a great experience! ~ Fabrice -- April 25th, 2017

4/21, What a cool property, this was the first time we fished it. The whole day revolved around throwing streamers and a few long bodied BWO's. We started at the fishing pond, I caught 10 right away and my fishing partner caught another 5. We worked the streams pretty hard with some production but the water was really stained due to a rain/snow the night before. I went through both gates and through streamers the whole time, landed a couple nice fish for smaller water. We found one hole that produced easily 8+ fish that fought really hard and I think the smallest was 15" and the biggest was 23". Love the multiple options on this property. ~ Brad Rettig ~ Brad Rettig -- April 24th, 2017

With sunny skies and temperatures approaching 70, it felt more like a late spring day rather than a later winter day. The conditions were obviously conducive to a fine day on this diverse property. Between 3 anglers we brought about 25 fish to the net, mostly rainbows and a few browns for good measure, all in the 14 to 20 inch range. We were all surprised by the fact that rainbows were particularly aggressive and fought hard to the net. A strong majority of fish seemed to have survived the winter rather well. We focused our efforts on the spring creek and ponds and actually never made it to the Roaring Fork. While we caught fish on dries (BWO and midges) and nymphes (pat's rubber legs, SJ worms, RS2, midges), we had greatest success using streamers, in black and brown. Once again, this property did not disappoint. ~ Fabrice -- March 18th, 2017

The last of my charity fishes, this one for my church and took two lads for a fish. The creeks were higher then I've ever seen them it but clear. We worked the creeks in the morning and the ponds in the after noon. The gents were new fly fishers but still took 25+ fish for the day. Small but healthy Browns and Rainbows in the 12"-15" range. Caught on Rainbow Warriors, Choc. Nymphs, Rubber Legs and Green/Black sparkle Streamers. Saw (Site Fish) lots of fish but no big ones on this trip. At the end I did my usual speed run, went to top of creeks, and thru streamers one time in each pool. I caught another 12 or so fish, small 12"-15" but one 18". Also met John, a fellow member late in the day, nice gent. ~ George Schmidt -- October 4th, 2016

Excellent day on C-60- 15-20 fish- a couple of browns to 15" - the rest bows mostly 15-18" with one at 19' ( tried to make him 20 but couldn't) These are strong healthy fish with plenty of fight. Beautiful dark color this time of year. fished the middle stream- In AM hopper with several droppers ( CJ green, Pheasant tail and red SJ worm) - best was worm- only a few hits on hopper. In afternoon used green leach and big fish hit it consistently- A little tough with streamers due to moss and weeds in stream but rewarding if you can put in right place. Property and fish in great shape- recent mowing along middle fork. Really enjoy this property every year. ~ BJameson -- September 22nd, 2016

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