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

Arrived around 9:00am, Sunny warm day. Creeks running a little high and a bit brown but not bad at all... Roaring Fork was absolutely unwadable and just rippin'. I lead another set of Charity Auction winners (gang of 4), two Dad's and their son's. Sent the Dad's who had some experience up to the ponds with some advice for the morning and I took the first time Fly Fishing boy's up the creeks (yes, without a paddle). Boy's had just as many hooks up as they had fish to hand, about 9-10 fish total to hand in morning, 14-18" Rainbows and couple of smaller browns. Used nymph double rigs, rubber legs, worms, and narrowed after some trial on rainbow warriors... Warriors where the ticket for the boy's... After Lunch we hit the ponds, Streamers. Boy's took another 14 fish to hand. Dad's claimed about 25 fish between them for the day. For many first time or novice fisherman, not a bad day. If you get the chance to meet Mr. Gianinetti, you'll find him a pleasure indeed. ~ George M Schmidt -- June 23rd, 2016

Good day of fishing. Fished mostly on the spring creeks. Things picked up after 11 mostly on nymphs, hares ear, and red sanjuan worm. Best luck on spring creek next to property entrance. 20+ fish day. ~ Steve Fitzgerald -- April 27th, 2016

Bright sunny day and quite warm. fished mostly the middle fork of the streams. about 10 fish with largest 16-17" bow. Matter of fact all the fish were about this size except 2 brown about 14 ". Most caught on pink SJ under hopper. Couple of vicious hits on hopper but missed them. Both browns on wolley bugger. Bows are really healthy and fat. Had better days on C60 and worse days also. Enjoyable day overall. ~ Bill J -- September 24th, 2015

Fished this property on Sept. 15, 2015. This is probably my favorite property. I have always done well here catching many large Rainbows. The creeks were clear and perfect flows. This time however, I caught only Browns, none over 12." I did not see a Rainbow or hook up with one in the creeks. There are a few cruising in the small pond next to the large pond dam. I do not where the Rainbows in the creeks have gone?. Has anyone else noticed the absence of Rainbows in the creeks this fall? ~ John Monnett -- September 21st, 2015

I invited my wife (a first time Fly Fisher) and her friend (a second time Fly Fisher) to fish this property, not realizing the estrogen, tangles and giggles and woop, woops that would be going on . We shared the lease with another couple. On a very sunny day, little to no wind and started around 9am on the creeks below the parking area. By lunch my two newbies had caught 5 fish (3 Browns and a couple of Rainbows) and one very nice Rainbow of about +20” which my wife caught. The kits that the fish took were pat’s rubber legs, purple san juans and rainbow warriors. After lunch we worked the upper pond and the shallow pond above the inlet tubes. The Ladies caught a few more Rainbows, some very nice all in the 14”-17” range. All on streamers kits, green and black. The ladies learned some new skills on this day and think they had a great time on this property as new fly fishers. ~ George Schmidt -- August 29th, 2015

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