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Big Thompson River Fishing Report 11/21/12

Big Thompson River Fishing Report 11/21/12

The Big T is fishing pretty well right now. With flows about 22 cfs below Lake Estes, the water is clear and great for sight fishing. The best stretch right now is right is above the  Idewild Dam. For fly selection, use small (18-22) midges in black, purple, red, and any dark midge trailed by...
October Rainbows on the Blue River

October Rainbows on the Blue River

As we have stated before in early posts from this Summer, the Blue River near Silverthorne,CO is some of the best fishing in the state. I actually have to re-up that statement and say it is hands down the best fishery in the state for big rainbows. This week I had the chance to fish...

Waterton Canyon Fishing Report 10-7-12

Weather: 51° and sunny with a slight breeze. Flows: Waterton Canyon is running at ” absolute minimum” according to Denver Water but it is still highly fishable. Hatch: Pseudo Baetis starting to come off at about 1:00 heaviest at about 3:00 PM continuing until dusk Fly Patterns: #20-22 CDC BWO Comparadun, #20 CDC Parachute BWO,...

Waterton Canyon Fishing Report 9-12-2012

The canyon is starting to get exciting as some of our bigger browns come out from hiding for the spawn…. Hatches: Major Trico Hatches…. Fly Patterns: #14 Double Trico Spinner, #20 Simple Black Spinner, #18 Black 3$ Dip, #16 Tung BH Black Zebra Midge Flow: 63.7 CFS. Tips: Match the tricks in the morning….fish feed...

Waterton Canyon Fishing Report 8-9-2012

The canyon continues to be epic fishing especially for all you Euro Nymphers outs there… Rate: 8.5/10 Weather: Sunny 90°F Flow: 269 CFS Hatches: N/A Flies: Various Czech Style Nymphs (Hot Spot Hares Ear, Frenchies, etc.) Wildlife sighting: 5/10 Tips: Czech nymph deeper pools and runs with large flashy attractor nymphs for best success.
Waterton Canyon Fishing Report 8-2-2012

Waterton Canyon Fishing Report 8-2-2012

Rating: 8/10 Flow: 162.3 cfs Hatches: Tricos Fly Patterns: Drowned Trico Spinner #20, Black 3$ Dip #18, Black Zebra Midge #16-22, Pink Hotspot Frenchie #14-16 Overview: Small trico hatch throughout the morning hours and then really picking up in the evenings. Some fish slurping spinners on top but most activity in the shallow riffles and...
A Meaty Adventure

A Meaty Adventure

With the upcoming trip to Montana in mind, I have spent hours at the vise these past few weeks tying from sun up to sun down. While nymphs and dries have made up the majority of my tying efforts, I have become obsessed with large meaty streamers and mice patterns. I have made a few...
(Video) Stream Highlight: Scott Gomer Creek

(Video) Stream Highlight: Scott Gomer Creek

Colorado’s High Country is home to many outstanding brooks and streams cutting through its rocky landscape. We just happened to stumble across one particularly amazing fishery when we decided to backpack into the Mount Evans Wilderness via the Abyss Trail head.  About 4 miles up into the thick pine and aspen forest, the trail cuts back to the...