Taryall Creek Fly Fishing Report
Latest Update: 6/25/16- Tarryall is running relatively high right now but the fishing has been pretty decent. Hatches of caddis, PMDs, the occasional drake, and terrestrials have been making for some good dry fly fishing. I would stick to using attractor style bugs such as Stimulators, Hippie Stompers, Wulffs, and Parachute Adams trailed with flashy beadhead nymphs such as Psycho Princes, Montana Princes, Pickpockets, and Copper Johns. Fish will be holding right off the banks and behind current breaks.
- Flow: 133 cfs
- Wind: 0 MPH
- Temp: 51.4 °F
- High/Low: 68/43
Tarryall Creek is a small tributary of the South Platte River, located near South Park. This is primarily a meadow stream and offers anglers the chance to catch Rainbow and Brown trout- some of which can be quite sizeable. This river is generally crysal clear and the fish somewhat spooky. A fair bit of stealth, light tippets and small flies will usually be the ticket.
Winter/Spring: Midges, Baetis
Summer: Mayflies, Caddis, Terrestrials,
Fall: Midges, Mayflies, Caddis
Tarryall is fishable year round however can be victim to very low flows at times, making it very tough to fish, as well as hard on the fish. When flows are low, it might be best to consider other fishing options. The meadow makeup of this river can also make it very susceptable to mother nature when she decides to turn unpleasant.
River access is certainly one of the biggest downfalls of planning a trip here. Much of the river is privately owned. County Road 77 follows the creek and there is public access at the Ute Creek Trailhead, Spruce Campgournd and Twin Eagles picnic area/campground. Additional access exits south of these locations in the Pike National Forest, however a fair bit of hiking can be involved.