Monday, September 26, 2011

New rod in pristine waters

Last week I had the opportunity to fish the new Scott S4 four weight in RMNP.  It was an outstanding day, and I couldn't have asked for a more scenic place to break in the rod.  I only had a couple of hours to fish, but caught browns and brookies on a royal wulff.  The creek was a bit lower than the last time I fished it, but still held trout in the pools.

The rod is fantastic.  Fast action, yet sensitive enough to cast small dry flies.  The day was slightly breezy, and it was easy to cast the size 18 royal wulff to the various pools that held trout. I'm looking forward to fishing it on some bigger water soon.

Pristine waters...

The S4

I hope that you are able to enjoy some fine water soon!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Every year a group of us go to the Gunnison area for a flyfishing trip.  We stay in Almont, and fish the Taylor, Gunnison, and other surronding rivers.  It is a great time in a beautiful part of the state, and we generally catch a lot of trout!  Here a just a couple of photos of the trip.

Selection of proper flies is vital to success!

Walking to the honey hole...

The Taylor River is a very peaceful place...full of trout!

 Red Copper John = Brown Trout

It rained every afternoon, but as long as there was no lightning, we kept catching fish!

We stayed at a great cabin right on the river.  It was nice having a place to hang the fishing gear after a long day of being on the water.

A good hat is very important...

A few well placed stonefly nymphs seemed to intrigue the rainbows.

We stopped on the Arkansas River on the way back home.  We caught more brown trout fishing pocket water.  A great finish to the trip!