Have you been thinking about taking a fly fishing road trip to kick off the spring or summer fly fishing season? The Bighorn River in Montana is one to add to the list of potential front-runners if you don’t mind a big drive, big fish, and sharing some elbow room between the banks. In addition to being stacked with rainbow and brown trout, the Bighorn River is a bug FACTORY.
Do you think you know everything there is to know about the Arkansas River? Here’s a recent spring fly fishing report that might raise your eyebrows.
Photo Reid Baker Fly Fishing – It’s what our guides do on their days off. Reid Baker, our Guide Manager, spent his day off scouting and fishing the section of the South Platte River that flows through Cheesman Canyon. He provided the following report for the Trouts contingent.
Photo: Carp on the Fly “I used to be a respectable angler...now I fly fish for carp.” - John Montana If you have been in the fly fishing carp game – or idly standing on the banks or sidelines watching from afar – the name John Montana should ring a bell. The blog Carp on the Fly should be on your radar screen if it isn't already.
We fished the Gold Medal water section of the South Platte River on Wednesday May 8th. The weather was dynamic – we had periods of sun, sporadic cloud cover, thunder showers, followed by a steady drizzle of rain – AKA – great spring fishing conditions. Here is the full fly fishing report and a few photos from our day.
Interested in finding a guide service that specializes in targeting carp on the fly? Check out flycarpin.com. We know that a lot of our readers and followers live outside of Colorado. This site has one of the only comprehensive carp-on-the-fly guide service directories for the United States that we know about - and a ton of other great related content. Good stuff for all of you aspiring carp junkies.
In the first part of this series, we talked about the Denver South Platte River as a carp fishery as well as the fly fishing gear you’ll need to get started on the water. In this installment, we’ll cover the basics of carp physiology to help you understand what makes them tick - and what they naturally eat.
Around town and on the South Platte River, Barry Reynolds known simply as "the Godfather." At Trouts Guide Service, Barry is our go-to guy for carp trips and other "cool water" adventures. We had a chance to sit down with Barry to talk about what inspired him to start his carp odyssey, tips and tricks he's learned along the way and what he has up his sleeve for the fishing season in 2013.