Fly Fishing Colorado 5/21/15

It was a blustery old day up on the mountain yesterday but I decided to push on through and try my luck. There were intermittent snow showers, some that drove me back to the truck for a break but all in all not as bad as I thought it might be. 

The fish were slower to bite but still had a good time and actually kept some stocker rainbows for the skillet. I prefer to keep them if possible and let the Brook and Browns go back into the stream. 

Toward 5 pm I went over to Big Meadows and tried my luck with a Rapala but with no bites. Fish were surfacing some but i didnt have a clear bubble to faux fly fish with. 

I tried some power bait balls and after moving around a bit, was into the fish on every cast. All went back in the lake except for the final fish for my frying pan. 

Fly Fishing Colorado 5/20/15


I had a great day today and was able to fool 22 trout into coming to the net.  Fishing the South Fork of the Rio Grande River above South Fork, Colorado. Today I had a mixed bag of Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout and it was interesting to see what each species was caught on. I think all the Rainbows were caught on a Prince Nymph which is a sinking fly. The Brookies seem to be all caught on a dry fly and I was using a Royal Coachman in size 16.  The Brown Trout were a mixed lot hitting both on top and subsurface. 

The bigger fish were taken in the deeper runs and only on they sinking fly. I also tried a few of the BB shot Power Bait pellets and got fast bites on that although I was using a tiny hook and never got one in on that. The hook was just too buried in the bait for a hookup. 

The water was a tad off color but that didn't bother the hungry fish. 


Flyfishing Lessons 2014

The details are still in the works but it looks like I am going to be able to offer fly fishing lessons as part of your stay at Aspen Ridge RV park. Of course there will have to be some ground rules about how long you stay and then the amount of time I can spend with you but all in all, I think I can offer anyone valuable information and tips on catching the elusive trout on a fly.

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