Author: Will Rice
Trouts Guide Service had the chance to take Colorado Springs Gazette Sports and Outdoors writer Paul Klee out for a day on the South Platte River near Deckers. Paul was able to mix up his fishing techniques and in the process bust quite a few myths about this Gold Medal fishery less than an hour from Denver. Here’s a sound bite from Paul’s fly fishing report from Deckers:
“Then we got creative. Baker and Rice rigged up the Scott L2H, 5-weight switch rod. We winged 50- to 60-foot casts down and across the river. This is a fly-fishing method rarely associated with the South Platte. Regardless, several fish slammed the No. 4 Crystal Bugger like it was their final meal. Two-handed switch rods on the Platte? Isn't that against the rules? What I've learned about this water: We've established too many ‘rules’ when it comes to fishing Deckers. It's OK to break from conventional wisdom and swap the nymph rig for a giant switch rod.”
To read about all the myths that get busted and to gain some very interesting insight from Jeff Spohn, the aquatic biologist with Parks and Wildlife who oversees the South Platte River, check out the full story HERE.