Friday, May 20, 2016

South Boulder Creek

Headed up to South Boulder Creek below Gross Res. for the day to try my luck.  The weather was perfect and the flows were around 20cfs.  I fished most of the usual spots but had to switch from a Amy's Ant to a Extended Body BWO to get the fish to bite.  After about seven hours of fishing I managed to catch eleven fish and called it a day.  Great day in the mountains!


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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Catching the Slam

Fished a couple different creeks today, starting at West Fork Clear Creek and finishing at Clear Creek.  The weather was perfect but the fishing was slow.  I only caught five for the day but I did manage to catch the slam.  Caught the cutty and brookie on West Fork and the Rainbow and Brown on Clear Creek in Georgetown.  Still pretty good day in the mountains.






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

Eleven Mile Canyon

Headed down to Eleven Mile Canyon for the day with Mark after flirting with the decision to fish at all because of the forecast for thunderstorms.  We get to the canyon and have sunny skies to start the day.  Our first spot is an old favorite and Mark fishes downstream while I fish up.  Mark ends up catching a dozen while I bring in five but with a couple of really nice thick 14"+ fish.  We decide to try another spot upstream to finish the day.
Second spot is  something a little different in that it's more pocket water in nature.  Once again mark kills it and gets another dozen while I manage just seven.  I did land a nice 15" Rainbow to finish off the day though.  Over the coarse of the day I landed fish on Amy's Ant, BWO, Caddis and a Emerger while Mark landed his on BWO, San Juan Worm, Copper Bead Head Nymph and Girdle bug. 

Great day of fishing in the canyon!

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

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Back to Clear Creek

Hit up Clear Creek today for about fours hours at a few of my old favorite spots.  First spot gives up 8, second spot gives up 5 and the third gave up 4.  I manage to catch a brown, brookie and rainbow all on the Amy's Ant before the wind picks up and blows me off the water.  Still a pretty good day of fishing.



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

West Fork Clear Creek

Headed up I-70 to do some fishing on Clear Creek up high and then check out the West Fork to finish the day.  The spot I try on Clear Creek is just short of Empire but did manage to catch 9 before walking through the area.  I finish off trying a new spot on the West Fork and manage to catch 13 more including three cutthroat.  Could not have asked for a better day considering they were all caught on a Amy's Ant and I did not lose a fly.


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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Clear Creek again

Headed back to Clear Creek and fished a couple of spots I have had recent success at.  The weather was mostly sunny but the wind made it a little difficult to cast and dead drift the fly.  The flows had picked up since the last time but there was still pretty good clarity.  I manage to catch 11 at the first spot and ten more at the second including a couple of brookies.  Fished for about five hours and called it a day around 5pm.  Great day in the mountains!


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

Saturday, May 7, 2016

A day in the mountains

Headed up to Rocky Mountain N.P. for the day to see how the early season fishing was.  I decided to start the day at the Wild Basin section of the park and fish the North St. Vrain Creek.  I fished the lower section but did not even get a sniff of a fish, so I decided to head over to Moraine Park .
I get to Moraine Park and fish Cub Creek down low and work my way upstream.  I finally manage to get into some fish and pull out five little browns on a Amy's Ant.  After working my way up quite a ways I decide to head back to the car and try the Big Thompson River below the dam.
I fish a spot I have fished a few times before and caught fish, but sadly none were to be had today.  I did have a couple move for it and one take it, but none ended up being hooked.  I finish off the day taking some photos and call it.  Pretty good day in the mountains.
Rod:  Iwana 12'
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  Amy's Ant

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Arkansas River in May

Headed down to the Arkansas River with Mark for the day.  We fished three different spots starting up high in the canyon and working our way back down.  The weather was in the high 70's and the flows were around 400cfs with the water stained.  I fished the whole day with a Amy's Ant adding a trailing fly a couple of times to get picky fish.  I finish the day with a dozen caught while Mark finishes with eight.  Great day to be fishing in Colorado!

Rod:  Yamame 11'
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  Amy's Ant, Caddis, Two Bit Hooker

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Perfect day for fishing

Headed up to Clear Creek again since the weather turned nice and a 70 degree day was in store.  I started the day up high and worked my way downstream, fishing three different spots.  The flows were around 60cfs and the water was clear up high and more and more stained as you went downstream.  I used an Amy's Ant all day and caught fish all day.  The first spot gave up 11, the second gave up 13, and the third gave up 11 more to make one great day of fishing.

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

Friday, April 29, 2016

Clear Creek

Headed up to Clear Creek above Idaho Springs to start the day with a partly cloudy day to start.  I begin the day and have patches of sunlight and catch a couple fish before the weather turns fro the worst and I now am in a snow storm.  I decide to head down the canyon a ways to see if the weather will clear.  Luckily I don't have to go to far before the weather turns back to mostly sunny skies and I find a pullout below tunnel 5 and start fishing.  This is a stretch of creek I have never fished before but looks like great water.  I manage to catch 33 fish hear all on an Amy's Ant.  Top five day of fishing on this creek!






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