Author: Will Rice
The big topic of discussion at this week's Denver Trout Unlimited chapter meeting was the improvements to the Denver South Platte River that are in the planning phase. Trout’s Fly Fishing was in attendance and here are the cliff notes.
If you are not an avid winter angler, the value of research and preparation cannot be understated. Understanding what is going on in the river before you get there can be the make-or-break component of a productive trip. Remember that a lot of great water you fished in the spring or fall months is not fishable in the winter - it is frozen over. But, there are a number of great dam controlled tailwaters across the state that offer great winter fishing opportunities.
This is Part III of a three part series.
Special ISE Shop Hours:
We’re going to close the shop and be at the International Sportsmen’s Exposition in full force this week. Come on down to see us at the Convention Center - we guarantee it will be worth your while. We’ll have great gear specials, Fly Fishing Film Tour Tickets on sale in our booth, and the show is going to be jam packed with great fly fishing gear and presenters.
Wednesday January 16th-21st: CLOSED
Tuesday January 22: 10am - 6pm
For more information on the International Sportmen’s Exposition being held in downtown Denver CLICK HERE.
In many rivers here in the Rocky Mountain West a trout’s diet consists of small midges, stoneflies, and mayflies. In most rivers during the winter, you’ll find fish more densely consolidated and sticking together in deeper runs. You will want to look for slower moving water that will bring the fish insects in a consistent manner where they do not have to expend a ton of energy.
This is Part II of a three part series on winter fly fishing here in Colorado...