Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Taylor River

The Taylor River has always been a special place.   It is located in a beautiful canyon, and holds some very nice trout.   It's not an easy river to wade, and you have to learn its hidden secrets, but once you do the Taylor rewards you with a diversity of water that keeps you on the water until it is too dark to see the fly. 

The fish were looking up this year...mostly feasting on big PMD's and some smaller BWO's.   It was a dry fly paradise for each day we fished.   We also spent a little time in the famous C&R section near the dam.   It is generally crowded, and we haven't spent a lot of time there in the past.   The C&R is a very technical stretch, and tiny nymphs, mysis shrimp and small tippets are the rule.  This year we decided to spend a few hours there, and we landed quite a few nice fish on size 12 dry flies...imagine that!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The trip...

Recently, I had the pleasure of fishing seven rivers in a week here in Colorado, and catching trout on each one.   It's an annual trip that I have gone on for quite a few years with a group of friends, and it is always a great experience.  A couple of the guys and I extended the trip by a few days this year, and fished several gold medal rivers on the way home.   As a dry fly fly fisherman at heart, I greatly appreciated the fact that every trout I caught was caught on a nice, juicy dry fly (except for one on a dropper hanging under a size 10 simulator, which almost counts as catching one on a dry!).  It was a reminder to be thankful for the scenic beauty of the land and water that we are surrounded by in this state...