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Colorado

Started an account because I almost threw my vice through a window
Thanks for all the responses, I'm going to try and look through all the materials tonight that everyone sent and give it another shot. At a glance, some of the stuff posted on the whip finisher i
Molas Lake, CO
Well this was an amazing trip!  I did not put all the fish I caught in the video, because the video would have been way too long.  I caught probably 30+ fish, and almost all of them on my 4w
Found while fishing
Once found a wood framed, rubber catch & release net along the edge of the Colorado near Pumphouse. Took the net home & posted a notice on Craigslist. Couple days later, a guy called and descr
Very tiny creek, Tons of fish!
One of the best days I have ever had fishing!  It was unique fishing, and definitely something I want to go do again.  Who knew this small creek would have fish in it, but there they were. &
Stimulator Dry Fly
In my opinion, the Stimulator is one of the best flies for using as an indicator.  It floats high, is super buoyant, and mimics a large range of bug species.  I could be wrong, but I believe
Small Creek Fishing with the New 2019 Redington Butterstick
Well this was absolutely one of my favorite times out on the water.  With my new favorite small stream rod.  After I got used to the rod, it became deadly accurate, and it was rather light,
September Flies From the Vise
Tarcher is the guys name. He fishes Colorado with Ken and AK Best. He was inspired by Ken and did a Nymph that is a variation of an American pheasant tail. If you want to see him you can find him in a
Didn't catch nuthin'...
So I did my bucket list thing and went fishing in Colorado.  Started off at the CO River in Hot Sulfur Springs.  Too many campers.  On the way back, we stopped at another spot.  St
Elk Hair Caddis
The elk hair caddis should be a staple in all dry fly fishermans boxes, if they aren't in there already.  This fly is probably one of the most effective and versatile dry flies ever created, and
August Flies From the Vise
Very nice deer hair drake Reminds me of the green drake hatch on the frying pan river in Colorado. The hatch is probably on right about now
Eleven Mile Canyon and Dream Stream!
Im back after a much needed vacation.  Of course I didnt stop fishing, just stopped editing (which can take up to 30 hours per video).  And I was able to go to some really great places durin
WD40
from the internet   "A long-time Colorado guide and fly tyer, Mark Engler, is credited with creating the WD-40 back in 1982. Mark is apparently one of those quiet, unassuming sorts whose entire l
Favorite Brookie Patterns
I live here in Colorado,near 11mile res.love brookies ALOT!!!! Mini ants,deer hair Caddis,Tom thumb,mini wooly buggers,
Flycraft Stealth Inflatable Boat
I have two of these:https://www.bigskyinflatables.com Have had them for about 12 years. They came in a backpack for hiking short distances, made out of white water rafting material that has not broken
July Flies From the Vise
for the bass   Gapen's Flick Fly Streamers     Gapen's Flick Fly Streamer   Hook - Streamer style Thread - Black Weight - Optional Tail assembly - #12 barrel swivel, .2
Grand Lake, CO
I'm going to Grand Lake in August and was wondering if anyone has fished it and what flies work best.  I'll be fishing from shore.  Needless to say, I also have Rocky Mtn National Park to fi
Whiting hackles
  oh well   it doesnt mean it was shipped the very second a tracking number is created Yeah, I know that, but I wasnt even sent a tracking code. I have no clue when I will get one. Anyway,
Dirty Vise Jaws?
Ok guys so I've been noticing that my vise leaves (or strips) some kind of marking and makes the part of the hook that was in the vise look a little dirty/scratched up. Does that affect the hook stren
Bug Buffet
spiralspey, yes this was at a well known lake in Colorado, and yes callibaetis were there as well.    Piker20, I believe the last picture is a female chironomid (Chironomidae: Chironomus).&#
Intro Post
Hi everyone, I live in Colorado and have tied and fished flies off and on for a while. I like tying and using older or forgotten patterns, tying variations on standard stuff, and trying new things.
I got what on what!
Happy to hear you had a good time.  Yeah, the water has been too high, turbid, and fast to fish for about 10 days.  Still raining and forecast to rain all week.  It makes fishing a real
Hello All : )
Just wanted to say Hello.   Living in Colorado Springs, Colorado.    Grew up here in the state and fished quiet a bit growing up.    Now that my kiddo's are getting older
I really DO hate people.
While I don't disagree that the jet skier was in the wrong, his actions in Colorado would have been a violation of DOW rules and regulations while your actions were also in the wrong and would have co
May Flies From The Vise
colin   i got the blades at cabelas here in connecticut but you should be able to get them on ebay uk   https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H
Anyone Fish Out of a Float Tube
i tubed 30+ years ago when i lived in colorado and was much younger with better hip joints. :)   graduted to a pontoon boat    
Demo/ Test Flies
Mike and Mike, my all time favorite way to fish bass, with the occasional big cat, northern pike, or unwanted dogfish showing up is flipping and pitching the tulies, cattails, lily pads, and heavy cov
Is the FF Industry Sacrificing Ethics for the Hero Shot
I'm a little surprised to see multiple people on this thread criticizing guides and anglers who employ them. I don't use guides regularly myself, and I'm well aware that there are "guides" out th
Cutthroat Fly Fishing Video
http://youtu.be/Ts8qh63dHyI   A quick video I put together from my trips fly fishing for cutty's last year in Colorado.  I hope you enjoy.
Eleven Mile Canyon - Snow!
This had to be one of the prettiest places I have been to in a long time, if not ever.  What a beautiful little canyon, and so close to a major metropolis city.  Only an hour from Colorado S
Mono rigging
https://troutbitten.com/the-mono-rig/   This blog has it wrong. You can't tightline nymph with a the traditional floating type of indicator. A tight line nympher stays in direct contact with th
Reptiles!
My friend found this in his basement in Colorado
Expo in Crystal River, Florida
That is only 3 hrs... :) I have thought about going to the AFFTA/IFTD show in Orlando before, but still... And I think they are moving it to Colorado after this year.
Howdy from Deep East Texas, Sam Rayburn Lake country
Hello Flat Rock,   Well I love your part of the country but only during the summer months. Fished Wyoming and Colorado rivers quite a bit and just love the wild and native feel up in the mountain
Heads Up-Possible Great Deal on new Red-J-Vice #1065
All- FYI   Just found out the Ebay price on J-Vice, which I can strongly recommend, and will review on another thread soon, is currently priced at $450 in the auction.  This is a $700.00 + p
Giving Feather Emporium a second chance?
I join you in this sentiment Bazzer.  Due to budget crunch already in play, it might be after Christmas.   I know F Emporium is one of a few rare game bird sources out there. But, with famil
rocky mountain tyers
Fravel's fancy was mentioned in a reply comment to this article https://coloradooutdoorsmag.com/2016/08/12/use-this-fly-to-catch-more-fish-anywhere-in-colorado/ Maybe the author JERRY L. NEAL can
6'6" 2wt 4pc #5
I've done some PVC tubes myself and they work pretty good. Only issue is when doing it for a 10-11ft 3pc like you have then they can get a tad heavy with PVC. I have a guy out in Colorado that runs a
December flies from the Vise
What do you call those biot nymphs, Sandan? Fished in Colorado waters? Colors look like PMD but this device is suspect on graphics. Very nice work, to go right along with stellar efforts by everyone
New to the forum
Awesome!  I used to hike up to a lake called Ptarmigan Lake in Colorado.  Close to Buena Vista.  It had greenback cut throats. I loved it. It's been over ten years since I've been
Fishing Private Land on the San Juan!
As I understand it, you're correct, Dave.  You can own the property around a body of water, but you don't own the water.  All water within the United States is federally owned water. Even a
Wading the Animas river
I'm amazed that anything can live in the Animas river after the horrendous toxic spill from a mine in Southern Colorado back in 2015 or so.  At least the water is no longer orange in color.
The value of the roll cast
We have pretty hard winds here in Southern Colorado, so a roll cast is pretty much the only way to cast with the wind. Though we have a few calm days. But I use roll casts most of the time with the wi
is tenkara catching on?
It's growing in Colorado. More shops sell Tenkara gear and Tenkara guide service every year.
Good Day on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River
I was able to get away from the grind yesterday to my favorite Colorado troutstream...the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River near Lake City. The river was a bit higher than I like at 418 cfs, which made
Prestine mountain lake and lots of trout
Haviland Lake is a beautiful small lake up north of Durango Colorado.  You can kayak, swim, and camp at the lake.  While you can catch fish off the shore, having a boat really improves your
more free to a good home
I just had my UV light give it up a few days ago. I would greatly appreciate another one. I would even pay for shipping. I like the Ultrafire wf502b.  Thank you and let me know what shipping woul
Gunnison Basin Small Creek Report-July 10, 2017
Fellas- I've been casting a fly in the Gunnison Basin backcountry a lot over the last week and prepared a short creek report for my website, gunnisonflyfish.com, so I thought I'd post it up here as we
Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel
Electra lake is an amazing lake in Southern Colorado.  I saw fish stacked heavily, and they were all really nicely sized trout.  It was almost too easy to catch them when they were there tha
Group gathering...Tying...Fishing...Friendship
Has there ever been an attempt to put together a gathering of people from the board to get together at a central location where we'd have a room to tie and swap flies and stories in the evening and a
Colorado Trip!
So heading to Colorado from the 8-18 in July. Staying in a place I think called buena vista and around park Estes or something like that. Not even hitting the stocked waters, wild fish only! I got woo
Electra Lake Stacked Trout
Nice vid and very pretty scenery.   I have never really enjoyed "easy" fishing. Yeah sure, I can o out and catch a bunch of bedding peacock bass but to me the fun is sneaking past the guard, dodg
First dry flies I have tied in about 10 years
Used to love going to Colorado and fishing the beaver ponds for those beauties. Was common to have hundred fish days too. I never could get enough of the spots on a brookie. This picture I took is my
Moving from beginner's vise to a rotary vise
I use the easy rotary from Colorado anglers supply. 60$... works great and recommend it
Alpine Lake - Camping and Fishing
Thanks for sharing your video.  Makes me want to get up to the high lakes in the Gunnison area.  For those of you that enjoy fly fishing Colorado's high lakes, check out the next issue of Co
Thinking of a Jeep Wrangler
I have a 2009 Unlimited with a 2.5" Teraflex lift and 35" tires.  It'll go anywhere I ever want to go offroad.     But on road it gets old.  We've driven it to Colorado twice (from
Cleated bootfoot wader suggestions?
When I bought waders, I looked at boot foot to save some $$.  Redington had some with good reviews, the FroggTogs looked good and I liked the Red Head waders...all were under the&#
Tying to Match the Hatch
Nothing works all the time for me, but here's some things that I try during PMD hatches in Colorado. You've probably already tried these. Floating pheasant tail nymph, even when I see trout takin
Herping/herpotology
Herps R Us here...Just kiddin. But i have a fairly good background in herps (still shaky on Squamoids, Not many around here). Unfortunately most of what you list falls under that. I have never heard o
Weathermen and weather apps suck thread
Last week the local forecasters were calling for rain mixed with light snow...no accumulation.   I look at the radar of the developing storm...It is sitting right on Albuquerque. I say to myself,
Renzetti Master Vise Rotary Parachute Attachment?
First time posting- I don't know if this is helpful in stirring up some creative juices but the JVice gallows tool might give you some ideas in coming up with a rotary gallows tool. I  got a JVic
Surprise Monster Brown in Small Pond
Best fishing trip I've had in a long time.  I caught 3 large browns, one of which was about 27".  This was a really fun day.  I was supposed to fish the Dolores River today, but the riv
Monster Bugger
Wooly Buggers are probably the most commonly used streamer ever created.  They are also very versatile and can be used for almost all species of fish.  From freshwater fish like trout, bass
Tying a better Midge (Zebra Midge Example)
I think Charlie nails it here:   http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/flybox/print.cfm?parentID=39     ...and FYI:   " The Zebra Midge pattern is acclaimed to have orgin
Intro from Colorado
I have been hanging here for a while now, learning and posting a few times...guess its time to introduce myself officially.   My name is Scott, I am a Colorado native and grew up fishing with my
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