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Orvis Superfine – As Smooth as it Gets…

It’s runoff in Colorado and many of our streams are at dangerous levels to wade and fish…

Now is the time to grab your backpack and hiking boots and head to a high country lake for some prime ice off fishing for wild trout.   High country lake destinations like Colorado’s Flat Tops, Indian Peaks Wilderness and Rocky Mountain National Park provide high country anglers with a lifetime of access to true “wild” fisheries filled with abundant bug life and healthy trout populations.

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A little shoe leather might have been worn getting to this spot but views like this are timeless in the end…

On a recent trip to a Rocky Mountain National Park lake that we aren’t going to give away (you are just going to have to find it yourself) we had the opportunity to put a handful of Orvis Superfine Rods to the test. Matched with furled leaders and small beetle and ant patterns we were able to put some nice Colorado high country trout in the net.

Green back Cutthroat Trout

Colorado’s Greenback Cut-throat trout? Whether it’s a pure greenback or not, it is sure one beautiful fish!

As Orvis says in regards to their Superfine rod series “Feel Everything – Target selective back channel sippers with finesse, thanks to the delicate presentations offered by the Superfine® rod series. Classic details, led by the unsanded graphite blank, meet modern construction for performance ready to battle the pickiest of trout. Whether you’re stalking western browns on the Big Hole or hunting ambitious brookies on a small eastern stream, the Superfine rod series come to play.”

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep!  How much do you think Colorado Parks & Wildlife could charge for a RMNP Archery Tag?!

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep! How much do you think Colorado Parks & Wildlife could charge for a RMNP Archery Tag?!

The Superfine Rods come in both glass and carbon models, depending on how much “play” you are looking for in your next fly rod. If you are a dry fly angler or small stream enthusiast you owe it to yourself to check out the Orvis Superfine Series today…

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Tight Lines,

Colorado Fly Fishing Reports

Front Range Fly Fishing Gear Review: G Loomis NRX LP Fly Rods

Well, it has been awful rainy lately so we decided to stop into the local fly shop and check out what’s new. There is a lot of cool new gear out for 2015 but the NRX LP Fly Rods or “Light Presentation Fly Rods” are truly the ticket for fishing our sometimes tough and technical Front Range waters like the South Platte, Boulder Creek, Bear Creek and South Boulder Creek.

G Loomis NRX Light Presentation Fly Rods

G Loomis NRX Light Presentation Fly Rods

As G-Loomis says, “When conditions call for long, delicate casts using extremely light leaders to help you fool spooky fish, the NRX LP rods are the answer. They are smooth casting, soft tapers for managing long, whisper-thin leaders and small to medium-sized dry flies. They track true for exceptional accuracy and control, plus they are light as a feather with beautiful lines, featuring select species cork and your choice of our original, stealthy look in matte black with bright blue wraps or a more traditional Evergreen with subtle green wraps and silver trim. When the fish get finicky and the water gets low and clear you will have the answer… NRX LP!”

After a little street casting we convinced our local fly shop hero to let us take a demo out and after some on-stream action we are truly impressed with the NRX LP as it really gets the job done on our front range streams. What is really impressive about this rod is first its accuracy and then the rods ability to load at short, long and medium distances. This is the perfect rod for dry fly fishing or dry and dropper rigs.

We highly recommend that you take a look at the G Loomis NRX LP’s but before you do be sure to stop by for the latest news on our Colorado streams.

Tight Lines,

Colorado Fly Fishing Reports