Like it or not, it is that time of the year again. Many Colorado and other western state anglers are hanging up and drying out their waders and winding down their trout season. Thoughts of standing on wet rocks in cold rivers begin drifting towards visions of warm sands, distant lands, umbrellas drinks, and exotic species. If you have been kicking around the idea of taking a trip outside the borders this winter or spring, here are a few tips from the professionals at Fly Water...
Come join Trout's Fly Fishing, fishpond, and Oskar Blues Brewery on November 10 for a beer tasting and rod casting event you will not soon forget. Trout's will be at the brewery with a quiver of Scott and Sage fly rods for you to test.
Denver Trout Unlimited posted a great report by Ronnie Crawford that covers the electro shocking project on the Denver South Platte by Colorado Parks and Wildlife last month. The team surveyed a small stretch of the river that is scheduled for a major renovation and improvement effort next year. Does the Denver South Platte have the potential to become a world class fishery? Make the jump to find out what species are successfully reproducing in the South Platte. ...
"Wading knee deep in the first run of the first day, I moved with extreme caution due to the significant hang over produced from a bit too much bourbon the night before. While this by no means aided on my casting, I will say that my slower-than-normal reactions absolutely saved my ass when a nice fish decided to rip my fly at the tail end of the pool." - Tucker Ladd
Photo: Scott Tarrant Seven anglers fish for steelhead for three days - nine hours each day. It is a do-it-yourself trip. Fish counts are at 60% of the 10 year historical average. On day four, three anglers fish for 2.5 hours. A total of 13 steelhead are hooked. What is the average “rod time” on the water required to hook a steelhead? First winning answer posted here on the blog wins a signature Trout’s Fly Box.
Casting for Recovery is another reason we volunteer.
The Olympic Peninsula The Olympic Peninsula is the westernmost point of the contiguous United States and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and to the east by Hood Canal. It is also home to big and wild steelhead.