Friday, August 28, 2015

Slow start to a good finish on Clear Creek

Started the day fishing a spot I have fished many times before but just as I start a thunderstorm rolls over so I give it time to pass before I start.  I work a number of spots and get some fish to flash but none to take the fly.  After a number of tries I finally get a brown to take the bwo and then four more of his buddies before picking up and heading upstream to a new spot.  Second spot treated me just like the first and gave me five more fish after a lot of casting.  Third spot I try is a new spot for me but ended up being the most productive.  I pull eleven out of this area before calling it a day around 7pm and heading home.


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that worked:  Extended body BWO

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Arkansas River

Headed to the Arkansas River with Mark and Paul to see if we could get into some bigger fish.  We start the day fishing the Hayden Meadows section out of Kobi.  We try a couple spots below the parking lot and each of us manage to pull in three fish.  After talking with Mark and Paul we all seemed to have picked up a 13" plus fish to boot.  We try a section above the parking lot to finish the day but can't seem to land anything. We all get action but none of us get any to hand.  We call it a day and head back to camp after a tough windy day.


Rod:  Unagi 12' 7/3
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  Caddis

Halfmoon Creek Day 2

After getting my olive para-hopper destroyed by the end of the first day I tie on a tan para-hopper and start down low in the meadow to fish up to the campsite before meeting Mark at noon.  Same as the day before I am catching fish everywhere.  I even manage to catch I nice 12" Rainbow that gave me a good fight.  I probably catch thirty fish by the time I get to camp to meet Mark.  We decide to fish upstream the rest of the day and work ourselves as far upstream as I have ever fished.  Mark finishes with just under thirty fish caught and I probably got another twenty.  We head back to camp and get ready to fish the Arkansas River the next day.


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  Tan Para-Hopper

Halfmoon Creek day 1

Headed up to Halfmoon Creek for a few nights of camping and fishing with the hope the creek and had finally turned on.  It only took a few casts before I new the fishing was going to be good.  My first three fish were a Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout caught within a few minutes of each other.  I continue to fish upstream and catch more than I care to count before stopping and heading back to camp.


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  Olive Para-Hopper

Boulder creek/ Clear creek

Started the day on Boulder Creek but just could not seem to land a fish.  After a couple of hours I decided to pick up and head over to Clear Creek to see if I could change my luck.  I try a spot down low in the canyon that I know well.  I spend a little over an hour working my way upstream throwing an extended body bwo catching 10 fish.  A storm rolls over so I call it a day and head home.


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly That Worked:  Extended Body BWO

East Inlet Creek

Fished East Inlet Creek with Derron and Mark on a beautiful Colorado day and we all killed it.  We started fishing from just above the falls and didn't make it to the second meadow.  That being said we all caught twenty some fish and had a nice relaxing day of fishing.


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

Blue River

Fished below Green Mountain Res. on the Blue River with Derron and Mark for a chance to get into some big fish.  So I hook into a big fish just above a dead fall tree sitting in the water and can tell this is going to be a battle.  I can't get him in before he starts heading downstream towards the tree but manage to get him around the tree.  As I get out into the waist deep water I stumble and face plant myself in the water but still have the fish on.  I manage to get back to my feet and start fighting him again in a slack water area before another dead fall tree in the water.  Once again the fish heads out around the tree where I follow him again but then it takes off downstream and pulls the hook out.  I get out of the water completely drenched but with my best non-catch story to date.  End of a fun day on the Blue!

Rod:  Unagi 12' 7/3
Line:  Furled: 12'
Fly That Worked:  Amy's Ant

Colorado River



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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

North Inlet Creek

Got up to North Inlet Creek  late in the afternoon and started fishing just above the falls around 3pm.  That being said, I still caught over thirty fish and barely made it up to the meadow section.  On the walk back I ended up seeing a momma black bear and her two cubs plus some deer to end a great day the right way.







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

South St Vrain Creek

Today was a trip up to Indian Peaks Wilderness with Mark to try our luck on South St. Vrain Creek between Long Lake and Lake Isabelle.  This was the second time I have fished this creek but was Marks first go at it.  We spend the day leap frogging each other up the creek pulling in fish at every opportunity.  By the end of the day we have both caught more than twenty fish each and decide to finish the day by hiking up to Lake Isabelle.  Another great day of fishing in the books.








Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that worked:  Beetle,(Amy's Ant for Mark)