Fly-fishing in Colorado’s North Park area – The Denver Post

Fly fishing in Colorado’s high country has been exceptional as the runoff has receded and the rivers have cleared. The North Park area has been no exception.

Matt Jimenez, from North Park Anglers in Walden, joined me on my radio show last Saturday to update us on river conditions. Jimenez commented that the flows on the North Platte River have just come down and cleared and the walk/wade fishing is really coming on. The tributaries that run through the meadows in the area have seen enough rain to keep them cool and productive. Dry droppers like a hopper with a here’s ear or pheasant tail nymph have been doing well.

One of the great things about this area is the variety of trout available. On one day, while fishing with the crew from North Park Anglers. I almost had a grand slam. I had already caught brook trout, several large rainbows and cutthroat trout. All I needed was a brown trout, which can be your most common catch at times in the area. Towards the end of the day, I finally hooked up with a small brown, maybe five inches, but while I was landing it a 5-pound rainbow ate it. It was hard to be disappointed.

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