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.
If you fly fish in Colorado pay attention to this: with strong bipartisan support, the Colorado General Assembly has passed Senate Bill 224 to create the Protect Our Rivers license plate. The plate will be available to all CO residents through a tax-deductible contribution of $25 to Colorado Trout Unlimited and 100% of the funds will be used locally to protect, conserve and restore Colorado rivers. Here’s what you can do if you support this effort and Colorado TU: sign the CTU...
Review of the Sage ONE 5116-4 and 6116-4
Last week brought a mixed bag of weather to the Front Range of Colorado. We fished in blizzard conditions in the South Platte Drainage on Wednesday May 1st but by Friday May 3rd the weather near Deckers was back in the 50s and the sun was out. You have to love spring fly fishing conditions in Colorado.
Come join Kirk Deeter on the second floor of the shop for an intimate evening where the author of Fly Fishing For Carp will give you a sneak preview into his new book as well as give you some inside information gleaned from his carp adventures here in Colorado and across the United States. Fly Fishing for Carp talks about the history of the species, eating behavior, and challenge they pose for the fly angler. Kirk will also talk about what he has on his plate for 2013.
Fly fishing for carp across the United States quickly turned from a grass roots underground movement to a full fledged trend with staying power seemingly overnight. One of the fisheries that helped make this happen is located right here in the Mile High City. With spring run-off approaching, the Denver South Platte can be a great close-to-home alternative option. May is "carp month" here at Trouts Fly Fishing and this is the first installment of a three part series.
We were able to spend four days in mid April fly fishing in different areas of the Roaring Fork River Valley. For two days, we floated the lower Roaring Fork between the town of Basalt and the Colorado River. We also had the chance to walk/wade the 'Fork above Basalt and had a great time fishing the lower section of Fryingpan River. We hope you enjoy this fly fishing report and photo essay that captures the high points, low points and hijinks of this dynamic...