Based on the Arkansas River report from April 6th, a return trip was required. This time we decided to try a new section of the river and fished the lower Ark between Cañon City and Cotopaxi. The weather was about the same – chilly with moderate and sporadic wind... and then the hatch WENT OFF.
Here is what Adam Trina, Owner of the Montana Fly Company has to say about the Bomb Squad patterns: “Most nymph patterns on the market were either no-bead patterns or single-bead patterns, and most of the single-bead patterns were brass, not Tungsten,” said Trina. “The majority of Frank’s Bomb patterns have 2 Tungsten beads, and are designed to ride hook up, allowing the angler to use them as their lead fly, right on the bottom, minimizing the need for split...
This fish was hooked and landed on our Featured Property where we are holding our Switch Rod and Spey Casting Clinic - make the jump for the full fishing report We have only three seats left for our Switch Rod and Spey Casting Clinic being held on April 20th. The class is only $275 and you will get a chance to get into big migratory rainbow trout that are moving from the Colorado River up into the Lower Blue River. In addition to a great fly fishing opportunity, you’ll also...
Who’s that guy holding the brown trout and what fly did that fish just eat? The first person that can come up with these two answers wins a Trout’s Signature T-Shirt. If you’re looking for a clue, check out the new issue of Fly Rod & Reel Magazine – Spring 2013, pg. 6.
Photo Will Hollister We asked the question. You sent the photos. See for yourself what fly fishing in the springtime looks like in Colorado.
It had been about 5 years since I had fished the Arkansas River, and was blown away at the healthy river, active fish, epic hatches, and overall amazing day on the water. The Ark is known for brown and rainbow trout – and that is what we were after. Make the jump for the entire report.
For most people, the sensation and experience when they finally sight, cast, present a fly, hook, fight and land a permit is one that stays with them for a lifetime. For me, the feeling lasted for all of about twelve and a half minutes. Give or take.