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Fall Fly Fishing Report and Photo Essay

October 18, 2013
Author: Will Rice

Fly fishing in October is all about change.  The colors, the temperature, and the fishing conditions - are all changing. 

We spent a few days exploring new water on the Upper Colorado River, hit some old stand-by favorites on the Roaring Fork and the Frying Pan River, and poked around the Eagle River as well.  We found sporadic bouts of clear weather, rain, sleet, snow and hail. 

The hatches?  On some rivers the bugs were quiet like church mice - on others - they were exploding and prolific. 

Most importantly, we found the natural fall beauty and fly fishing opportunities that are right outside our door here in Colorado – and we feel extremely fortunate about that.

The Eagle River in early October

Witching hour on the Fryingpan River

A rain-hail-sleet-snow storm - undiscosed location

Wading deep to throw two handed casts and swing big streamers

Rain on the river - snow just overhead

The lower Fryingpan River - just outside our cabin door

The Roaring Fork River Valley produces in the Fall

Staying mobile

Fall colors

Simms Rivershed Camo

This chunky rainbow ate a size 20 Rusty Crystal Spinner at dusk

When camping in the rain, it pays to have all the right gear and equipment - including the bernzOmatic TS4000

Catch

Release

If you have any questions about fly fishing in Colorado in the fall months, give us a call here at the shop - 303.733.1434.  If you are interested in taking a guided trip with Trouts Guide Service, click HERE for more details. 

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