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Colorado Fly Fishing

Well me and my brother got out on the river today while it was some what warm and sunny. It's the first time we've been able to go fishing since before archery season. We've been tied up with big game hunting and waterfowl ever since. There was still a little ice on the river but this time of year on The Roaring Fork River is what I consider the best. Maybe not for the hatches or the great number of fish being caught, but simply its the only time of year these gold medal waters arn't slammed with guides and tourists fisherman from who could imagine where. Don't get me wrong we catch a few fish this time of year and some decent sized ones at that. We ended up with 4 browns and 2 rainbows in a short period of time. The bigest being a rainbow my brother caught right at 18".

A few pics of the fish and me trying not to fall in the river walking on the ice. Thumbs up

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Re: Colorado Fly Fishing

Hey thanks for posting! I didn't think we had any open water here in Colorado right now. Even the Colorado River is frozen or clogged with ice. The Yampa is mostly frozen.

Looks like you're in front of the outlet stores bridge! Big smile

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Re: Colorado Fly Fishing

There was alot of ice today(it was monday that we were able to fish). We tried to fish a little but couldnt get a good cast because of the ice flow. We were fishing in woody creek...no outlet stores unless you head up valley a little into aspen(and then you find the tourists i mentioned staying away from).

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Re: Colorado Fly Fishing

Sorry, you did say Roaring Fork... I was thinking Blue River in Silverthorne. The bridge looked like the one I cross over by the outlet stores there. Always lots of flyfishermen on the Blue as well - and good fishing! Lots of tourists there as well.

Yeah, I'm surprised that the Roaring Fork isn't completely frozen over.

So do you also fish there when it warms up? When does it get crazy with people?

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Re: Colorado Fly Fishing

The fishing doesn't get slammed around here untill after the spring run off. We fish the Fork every chance we get during the summer but you have to walk a bit further to find un-fished spots. We also have the Frying Pan river which is less then 10 minutes away, which is even more crowded during the spring and summer but probably better fishing up that way. There are 3 bridges within about 10 miles of here that are all identical , and thats where most of the tourists head....above and below them.

Tight lines.
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Re: Colorado Fly Fishing

Sick! I am jealous!!! Thumbs up

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Very nice Alpine. Thumbs up I need to get my sorry butt out fishing more. This last year sucked for me.

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Re: Colorado Fly Fishing

Awesome - love the troots!!!

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Re: Colorado Fly Fishing

We got out on the river for a little while today. Still cold and snowy, but not too much ice on the river. We ended up with 3 browns and a rainbow within about an hour. Thumbs up

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Re: Colorado Fly Fishing

Alpine_Archer YOU ARE KILLING ME! LOL Laugh Would love to be out there on the river catching tout. Nice scenery, good tout. Keep the pictures coming. Anybody else out there "killing" the trout?Thanks 4 the posts.

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Nice to know the fish are biting somewhere. So far my hardwater season has been somewhat less than stellar. Keep 'em coming!

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