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Colorado

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
"I didn't realize that rainbow populations in Colorado still hadn't recovered from whirling disease. Your report made me appreciate what I have in my own backyard, and I went out and caught a few nati
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
Great idea , I was a member of an online forum years ago , " gaming oriented " the group had several hundred members , we started kicking the idea around like this, we ended up attending the Great Ame
Colorado Trip!
Visit wellerfish.me for lots of information about fly fishing colorado. Dave is a good friend and former Pennsylvanian who transplanted around 1990. Everything you need to know about stream fishing in
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
Cutthroat Trout Video
Fly fishing for cutthroat trout in small Colorado steams is probably my favorite was to fish.  Here is an edit I put together from footage out on just one of those creeks last summer.  I am
EP Trigger Point Flies?
Like this B Norikane, post more pictures like this, some big Colorado trout smiling at you, too. <0>
Moving
If you're renting ... then use this year to prepare to buy.  In most cases, you can get a nicer place than you're renting, and pay about 2/3 for mortgage.  It is considerably less expensive
Would you use these nymphs?
Great looking Spanish Perdigon style nymphs. They would definitely work.   For those of you wanting to learn more about these nymphs I recommend Devin Olsen of Tactical Fly Fisher who has se
A new rod on the San Juan River!
Yeah it's a great area, I love it here. If you like outdoors, your gonna love it here. If your not an outdoor type of person, you are gonna hate it. Haha Reprise of Wyoming for sure. My friends an
Help reconstruct a lucky fly
+1 kudu, Craickaig will deliver a dead-on SBS with precision and detail. In the mean time, I am going to go old school and hit my personal library books, possibly some journals. I will be happy to
Fishing the Alma State Wildlife Area Video
Fishing a little creek here in the mountains just north of Fairplay and Alma, Colorado  Small, but colorful and lively brook trout.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv0JDzW8LsY
Like Father Like son, (teaching my boy to tie flies)
I remember when I showed my son fly tying. He got into it for a while. Put a booth at a local craft fair. He had the walk way blocked with people stopping to watch him tie. They had to scoot his booth
Posted two new patterns to data base and no show
Colorado girls ROCK in the fishing world, and this is why we should try to keep this forum going in the long run.
Slump Buster
Appropriately named the "slump buster" is really a buster of slumps.  This fly is so easy to tie, yet so effective!  You can tie up 10-20 in an hour, and is effective for so many species of
Butte Ugly Swap-Register here-Open Feb 16
GP flyfisherman 's Butte Uglies have arrived.  The bar is set high.  SuperQualitiy ties.    Met the mail carrier at the drive today, was out working on a wind-damaged fence. 
WILD BROWN Trout in Colorado
One of the last free-flowing rivers in the state of Colorado, the Animas River is a unique and rare treasure. With the newest and one of the best Gold Medal Water fly-fishing sections in Colorado, the
Wading Boots and Attire Advice
Okay everyone before I continue with my questions I did indeed do a search on Wading Boots from previous posts and there were a few posts out there but nothing recent.  I ran acr
Danica Vise
There is nothing wrong with a beginner starting on a Thompson.  As for you not wanting to spend much. You can pick up a knock off rotary vise on e bay.com This is a  Colorado
Animas River in Durango, CO
One of the last free-flowing rivers in the state of Colorado, the Animas River is a unique and rare treasure. With the newest and one of the best Gold Medal Water fly-fishing sections in Colorado, the
Quick Gore Creek Edit - Fall 2016
Just a quick edit of some footage from the fall of 2016 fly fishing on Gore Creek in East Vail, Colorado.  A nice little creek and some home-tied fly supported fishing.  Hope you enjoy. 
Butcher
I have a great deal of success on this fly even here in Colorado and I enjoyed an especially memorable day on the North Platte in Wyoming on this fly. The tail is red macaw. The other fly is my own co
Winter Fly Fishing The ANIMAS River
One of the last free-flowing rivers in the state of Colorado, the Animas River is a unique and rare treasure. With the newest and one of the best Gold Medal Water fly-fishing sections in Colorado, the
Feb flies from the vise
Mysis Shrimp for the West TU Fly Tying Clinic at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds from 9AM to 3PM. Kimo   that event is still going on? i used to go to it every year when i lived in colorado
casting distance 5wt v 8wt
I agree Dave G. and am always thankful for those good days! I wouldn't want to try any fish that big on a 5 wt., but we can't always predict what's going to grab our fly!    I was castin
Creating Realistic Wings
Here is my first project. These are wings drawn from a nemopterid lacewing (Neuroptera) Cretaceous fossil that was found in Colorado. The living animal was not very big and had a wingspan of about 2.2
What are the best black caddis imitations?
There are many black caddis, and they vary a lot depending on where you are fishing. One of the famous black caddis hatches here in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains is the Mother's Day hatch.   B
Getting Started With Balsa
I broke down and ordered some balsa round drowels from a shop in Colorado. I tried whittling, turning square blocks into round dowels, and finally realized my whittling skills need mucho improvement.
Most used material
Dave G. I personally fish for trout here in Colorado if that helps!
Fly Tying Events?
Hi guys! I live in the Denver area and I was wondering if anyone knew of any fly tying events/conventions here in Colorado. I have heard that you can find some great deals on hackle and other more exp
Good day at the lake
La Veta Colorado, lake is Wahatoya lake. Southern Colorado. The lake has Browns, Rainbow and Bass. It is usually frozen over but we have had real warm weather up to now. Only the inlet was open for ab
Looking to buy
Hi guys! I am a brand new tyer and I am looking to buy some materials. I am tying for Colorado trout and I'm looking for anything from hackle to thread to tinsel! I am really enjoying tying so far but
Flashy Bugger - Underwater Footage!
Wooly buggers are probably one of the most popular and versatile flies anywhere you fish.  From California to Colorado to New York, and not just USA, but other countries as well.  Anywhere y
Bergman-m.o.m., yellowstone
I like the older flies an the challenge of the tie . See I am going to ynp in either early June or late July . Wat are the good traditionals, also wat good traditionals for Brookies - in Colorado
January Flies from the Vise
Collier's Wet-wire 1870 Coachman Interesting fly from Colorado tyer Dennis Collier. hook - Orvis 1512 #10 thread - UTC 70 woodduck bead - 7/64 gold tail - golden pheasant tippets body - brassie wir
Favorite Wet Fly ?
brown hackle peacock slayed them for me on the frying pan river in colorado  
Project Healing Waters Donations
Whew! Finally done.   A dozen Colorado Yellow Sally Trudes will be in the mail tomorrow.   Hope they're not too late.
New and Need Help
P.S I live in Colorado and trout are the only species I target. 
Impressions of the International Fly tying Symposiumch
After many years of wanting to go and never quite getting there this weekend I was lucky enough to have time to travel down to the show in Sommerset. Spent an overnight there at the hotel and had a
Your Best 12 Trout Flies?
Colorado   Parachute ant Klinkhamer style emerger (many sizes and colors) foam beetle Parachute Adams Griffith's Gnat Mole Fly Rio Grande Trude Beadhead Pheasant Tail Pat's Rubber Legs Span Juan
I've got to vent ....
Sorry to hear that Mike. Unfortunately there are gangs that pilfer some higher end camp sites in Colorado to do just what happened to you. I got hit in Creed about 1996...It sux rocks. I hope you get
Bunny Gill Streamer Fly
bream is a common name in the usa  http://www.outdooralabama.com/bream-sunfish-0I stand corrected... so it's just me and my fellow fishing buddies that don't use that term I guess... haha. Eit
Annual Christmas Swap
I would like to join. I'm not sure what I like to tie as it has been some time since I have done. I live in Colorado and some new flies are making a hit! Let me know When I have to decide.
How much do you tip your guide?
There is an out-let shopping center located below Dillon Reservoir in Frisco Colorado. I went to Frisco for something called Vettes On The Rockies every August. Well the second year i went i took my f
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