Fooling Trout on Dry flies in the Slower Flows of Spring

Fooling Trout on Dry flies in the Slower Flows of Spring

Fooling Trout on Dry flies in the Slower Flows of Spring Spring has sprung here in the Vail valley.  The rivers are all opened up and the fishing conditions are great! Longer warmer days  have increased the water temperatures enough to start the small Black Stoneflies to make their first appearance. The daily Midge hatches…

Keeping the bite going through runoff
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Keeping the bite going through runoff

Muddy Water This time of year is an annual speed bump in our angling time. With freestone rivers such as the Eagle resembling something between questionable fishing water and chocolate milk. As high water turns into the norm for the upcoming weeks still water opportunities keep fishing an option. Often overlooked by many anglers some…

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Spring is Great Streamer Fishing in Colorado

Spring is Great Streamer Fishing in Colorado Even with a 120% snowpack in Colorado, it seems that spring has come a bit early this year.  I guess that’s why we live in paradise! Now is the time to start dusting off the 3-4wt. Dry-fly rods and the 6-7 wt. streamer rods.  When water temperatures are…

The Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing in Colorado: Part 4, Recommended Beginner Fishing Spots

Ready to explore the great wide open and start casting? You’ll need a few hotspot recommendations to make your first outing a success. Check out some of the best places to begin your fly fishing career and get started today: The Big Thompson: The Big Thompson is located close to Denver and also known as…

The Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing in Colorado: Part 3, How to Cast

Learning how to cast starts with your grip. Use your dominant hand to grab the rod and curl your fingers around the cork handle so your thumb is on top. Rest the bottom of the rod on your forearm to keep it stable. Your wrist should be locked. Use your other hand to let 10…

The Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing in Colorado: Part 2, Types of Fish in Colorado

Trout is the “quintessential” fish in Colorado, yet there are more beautiful fish swimming in our waters. In Part Two of our series, we’ll review some of the many fish you’ll find on the end of your fly fishing line. Rainbow Trout:  These trout are known for their “multi-hued coloration” that includes green, yellow, and…

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing in Colorado: Part 1, The Lingo

Colorado is a beautiful state and one full of fantastic fishing opportunities. It includes thousands of miles of rivers and streams, and seemingly endless lakes. The Centennial State is also home to one of the largest and most important waterways in the United States, the mighty Colorado River, which cuts through the Grand Canyon. Since…