Hopper Dropper

As we move closer to August water flows are going to start dropping. This is the time to tie on some foam and fish big terrestrial patterns. A hopper dropper rigs is a perfect setup for July, August, and September. It works on both river and still waters all over the western united states. Here is a little video showing you how to rig a hopper dropper.

Happy 4th of July

Robert F. Smith, through his philanthropic investment in River Deep and Anglers of Honor  have empowered a partnership with Lincoln Hills Park and The Flyfisher LLC. We are proud to announce the opening, on July 4, 2019, of a 1/2 mile stretch of South Boulder
Creek to free fishing and picnic access specifically for veterans and their families.

Veterans will be able to make reservations and learn more about Lincoln Hills Park here.

We are now taking reservations.

Doctor Shot while Fly Fishing in Belize

When we go on fishing vacations we often think of any danger that might occur. Even if we do it might be sharks, jellyfish, or even dangerous currents. Last week a 53-year-old doctor from Virginia was brutally shot while out fly fishing in Belize. This is a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. For the full article on the story click here.

This kind of thing should not stop you from going out and exploring new places. Fly Fishing takes us all over the world to amazing places but sometimes bad things happen.

Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of Dr. Gary Swank.

Get Paid to Fish in Colorado

Recently in Colorado, the introduction of an invasive predatorial fish has been in an issue. In a handful of reservoirs around the state northern pike have been popping up. These fish have been illegally stocked and are raining havoc on the local populations. CPW is offering anglers $20 for each northern pike caught in Kenney Reservoir.

So get off your couch grab your rod and head out to Kenney Reservoir and start making some money! For more information click here.

Denver BBQ Festival

What are you up to this Father’s Day weekend? How about heading over to the Mile High Stadium and enjoying some BBQ. Starting tomorrow Friday the 14th at 5 p.m will be the 2nd annual Denver BBQ Festival. Featuring BBQ vendors from all over, cold beverages and live music. For more information check out their website here. Have a great Fathers day weekend from us at Colorado Fly Fishing Reports.

Be careful out there!

As we roll into June we are seeing rivers rise. We can expect high runoff this summer and with that comes some danger. Whitewater can be very powerful and can catch you off guard. This week a rafter lost his life on the Eagle River. Please be careful if you decide to venture out to our local Colorado rivers this June. Use extreme caution when you are wading and rafting. Here is a link to the article.

River Etiquette

Here in Colorado we are lucky enough to have a ton of water to fish. However certain stretches of river are more crowded than others. Lots of anglers do not know the proper etiquette when they are out fishing. Personally, I have run into countless people fishing way to close to each other. We have plenty of water to fish so give people space. Check out the video below to get some more insight on proper river etiquette.

Giving Back!

Robert F. Smith, through his philanthropic investment in River Deep and Anglers of Honor  have empowered a partnership with Lincoln Hills Park and The Flyfisher LLC. We are proud to announce the opening, on July 4, 2019, of a 1/2 mile stretch of South Boulder
Creek to free fishing and picnic access specifically for veterans and their families. Veterans will be able to make reservations at www.theflyfisher.com beginning June 15.

South Boulder Creek fly fishing
Wetting a line on South Boulder Creek

Winter is not over yet!!

This week Colorado was hit with yet another Spring storm. We have had a very wet and cold Spring which is not great for outside activities but should make for a good summer. Snowpack is looking good and rivers are flowing. Anglers can expect high rivers through July but we should not run into the issue of low and warm water like last summer. With the additional snow, we have this year it might be late July before we can make it up to the high mountain lakes that we know and love.

This upcoming Memorial day weekends forecast looks promising. So get out and enjoy what Colorado has to offe. Lots of rivers and lakes across the state are fishing fantastic. Tight Lines and enjoy the long weekend!