Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado

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Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado

Post by RapscallionVermilion » July 10th, 2018, 8:34 pm

One antidote for turkey season withdrawal for me is fly fishing for trout. In early June we went to the upper Rio Grande and tributaries near Creede, Colorado. The severe drought meant that the water levels were much lower than usual for that time of year, but it also meant that the fishing was some of the best we've ever had. The big salmon flies were also starting to hatch and some nice sized trout were looking up.

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My wife doesn't hunt and likely never will, but she did start fly fishing with me a few years ago. I had more fun watching everything come together for her than I did fishing myself.

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We also checked out this old fluorite mine.

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This guy was holding watch over a small pond for rising trout.
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Re: Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado

Post by Hognutz » July 10th, 2018, 9:08 pm

Nice! Looks like fun. Rainbows and browns?
Great pics.
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Re: Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado

Post by hoobilly » July 10th, 2018, 9:28 pm

Oh my Lort!

beautiful pictures! Its been a couple years since I have been out to Colorado. Would love to spend more time out there hunting elk and fishing would be fun too.

Glad to see your wife enjoying some reel time.

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Re: Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado

Post by Grumpy » July 10th, 2018, 10:48 pm

Nothing more relaxing than fly fishing with top notch equipment and your own hand tied flies, been doing it for a tad over 50 yrs. now.
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Re: Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado

Post by GLS » July 11th, 2018, 5:05 am

Those are some great looking fish. Hard to top coldwater flyrodding...

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Re: Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado

Post by ICDEDTURKES » July 11th, 2018, 1:48 pm

Awesome thanks for sharing
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Re: Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado

Post by firedup » July 11th, 2018, 8:14 pm

Now THAT is a great "off season" adventure!

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Re: Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado

Post by dirtnap » July 14th, 2018, 7:52 pm

This is good stuff. I tried it several years ago when we were in Wyoming for the week. I ended up buying 2 flyrods. ;)

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Re: Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado

Post by Cut N Run » July 15th, 2018, 7:37 am

Fly fishing for trout in remote areas is good for the soul. Thanks for sharing. Nice pics &beautiful fish.

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Re: Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado

Post by bbcustomboxcalls » July 15th, 2018, 8:34 am

Great pictures & some really nice fish!

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