Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rocky Mountain N.P.

Mark and I decided to try Rocky Mountain N.P. for the day even though the weather report had the wind for the day in the mid 20mph's.  We end up fishing three different creeks over the coarse of the day and don't  run across one other fisherman all day.  We start on the North St. Vrain but only catch one fish before we decide to move on and try the Big Thompson.  We fish most of Moraine Park and pick up 4 fish each on Amy's Ant's.  To finish the day we move on to Glacier Creek but sadly don't catch anything.  Pretty nice to be fishing in the mountains when it's sixty degrees in mid November!


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven 12'
Flies that Worked:  Amy's Ant, BWO

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Clear Creek

Headed up to Clear Creek for a few hours to see if the red Amy's Ant would still work.  I try a spot I have been fishing recently with descent success.  The weather was beautiful but the section I fished was in the shade.  I fish for about four hours and manage to pick up seven fish on the Amy's Ant.  Loving the fact that I have used this pattern from March until now!


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven 12'
Fly That Worked:  Amy's Ant

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Eleven Mile Canyon

Headed down to Eleven Mile Canyon with Mark on a exceptionally beautiful day for November.  We start the day around 11am at one of our favorite spots but end up trying three different spots in all.  Sadly the fishing was slow, with Mark getting six and only four for myself.  That being said I did manage to catch a couple on both green and red versions of the Amy's Ant.  That makes it March through November that the Amy's Ant has caught fish for me!!!  Great to get out with a buddy and do some fishing!

Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven 12'
Flies that Worked:  Amy's Ant, Pheasant Tail

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Cache La Poudre River

Headed up to the Poudre with Mark on what turned out to be a beautiful day.  The water was low and clear and the temperature outside hovered in the mid sixties with almost no wind.  Conditions were perfect but sadly the fishing was slow.  I managed to pick up seven for the day and Mark pulled in four.  I did have plenty of action despite the low number to hand.  We fish three different spots before calling it a day and heading home to watch game 7 of the World Series.  Go Indians!



Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven 12'
Fly that Worked:  Amy's Ant

Monday, October 31, 2016

Back to Clear Creek

Went back to Clear Creek to try my luck again at the spot I have recently been fishing.  The fish must be on to me and my hopper pattern because I only managed three fish in the three hours I fished.  That being said it was a really nice day to be out fishing!


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven Line 12'
Fly That Worked:  Amy's Ant

Arkansas River

Mark and I tried our luck again on the Arkansas, this time trying a spot above Cotapaxi.  We fish this first spot for a few hours only catching a few fish between us.  On the bright side the fish I was catching were all 15" or better.  We finish the day down lower in the canyon but sadly the fishing did not pick up.  Mark finishes the day with three and I manage just four.  still great to get out!




Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven Line 12'
Fly that Worked:  Amy's Ant, Flashback pheasant tail

Back to Clear Creek

Headed back up to Clear Creek by myself to the same spot I took my buddy, but this time I wore waders and could hit the far side holes.  I end up fishing for three hours and catch twenty fish in the same section I fished a couple days earlier.  Great to have a good numbers day again!


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven Line 12'
Fly That Worked:  Amy's Ant
Date Actually Fished:  10-24-16

Clear Creek

Headed up to Clear Creek to take my buddy Dax fishing.  We fished down low in the canyon because we only had a few hours to fish.  Within the first fifteen minutes we both had caught a fish and were pretty happy.  We finish the day with Dax catching three and me with one, but still a great day out with one of my oldest friends.




Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven Line 12'
Fly that Worked:  Amy's Ant
Date Actually Fished:  10-22-16

Cache La Poudre River

Headed back up to the Poudre with Mark to see if we could duplicate my good day a week earlier.  We try a few new spots on this day and end up fishing some skinny water.  Despite the low water there were plenty of fish to be had.  Mark ends up catching 10 while I finish with 8.  Not hte ywenty five I had before but still a pretty productive day.  Great to get out on the Poudre!




Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Level Line 12'
Fly That Worked:  Amy's Ant, BWO
Date Actually Fished:  10-19-16

Clear Creek

Headed up to Clear Creek and tried a couple of spots.  Sadly the fishing was very slow and the wimds were blowing 25mph consistently.  I only fish for a few hours and manage to catch just four fish for the day.  Between the wind and slow fishing the day ended up being a bigger challenge than I had hoped.  Fishing in the mountains is always good though.


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Level line 12'
Flies that Worked:  Amy's Ant, BWO
Date Actually Fished:  10-19-16

Eleven mile canyon

Mark and I decided to go down to Eleven Mile Canyon for the first time in a while.  We start the day at one of our favorite spots and fish it for a couple hours.  I end up tying a hopper/dropper rig and catch a few while Mark catches his nymphing.  We try a couple other spots throughout the day and end up with over twenty fish caught between us.  Pretty good day in the Canyon!


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  Amy's Ant, Copper John
Date Actually Fished:  10-11-16