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Colorado Fly Fishing

I may be heading out to Colorado in late September. I am considering taking my fly rod along. Does anyone have any experience to share or information about current water levels. I know some areas out west are low and warm.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2015, 02:23 AM
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The streams in Rocky Mountain Park are very scenic, and many are at high elevations.

When we were there we hiked back in several miles and were fishing at around 10,000 feet elevation. That high up, the streams never get warm.

We had good fishing for cutthroat trout, brook trout, and some cuttbows. And we fished there in August, which is a good time to fish the high country.





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what part of CO? it's a big state with a lot of water to fish.

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i would be flying into Denver. Looking to fish for wild trout preferably with a chance for cutttroat since I've never caught one. I wouldn't mind hiking a ways but am not planning to overnight.
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for cuts I'd go to high lakes in RMNP, and st vrain river in Wild Basin park

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Hire a guide for a half day...a very worth while investment if your short on time

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Re: Colorado Fly Fishing

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I may be heading out to Colorado in late September. I am considering taking my fly rod along. Does anyone have any experience to share or information about current water levels. I know some areas out west are low and warm.

Thanks,
I missed this post. Although I have fished other states out west, I just started fishing Colorado in 2011. According to the local reports, this year has been a good water year. Lots of rain in May and June. Water levels are coming down but still good. Up in the high country they had their first frost last week. The fishing should be excellent now through the start of heavy snows,...which could be by the end of September.

There are MANY areas to consider. If I were going the first time, I would also find a guide. Areas around RMNP are a good choice.

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i would be flying into Denver. Looking to fish for wild trout preferably with a chance for cutttroat since I've never caught one. I wouldn't mind hiking a ways but am not planning to overnight.
You have a couple kinds of wild cuts, wild bows, wild browns and brooks, wild cut-bows, wild greenbacks and now some streams/lakes are selectively being managed for Greenbacks. They are all MAGNIFICENT. Although the greenbacks are just spectacular colors, my favorite are cut-bows. Know that some streams look great,...but have only brookies,...which would not be my target if I was going to CO.

Hiking is incredible. All kinds of well maintainted trails. Know that the moose can be very dangerous and are prolific on certain streams and while walking along the bank you don't see them in the brush until you almost step on them,...which is NOT good.

For these reasons and more I would also recommend a guide. I know and highly recommend a couple so let me know if you want their contact information.

RMNP(rocky mountain national park) is also a GREAT side trip. you can fish there(but it does see some pressure) and also take hikes/horseback rides to high country lakes. Once you have been to those high country lakes, surrounded by the granite walls, alpine meadows, stunted pine thickets and an occasional stand of bristlecone pine, you may wonder why you did not do this 20 years ago. It is that good.

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NorthPotter. Can I get the contact info for those guides?
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