Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Clear Creek with Mark

Mark and I decided to go to Clear Creek for the day and fish up above Idaho Springs.  The day before it snowed but today was beautiful.  50 degrees and just a breeze with sunny skies all day.  The flows were around 45cfs and the water was gin clear.  I end up fishing a red Amy's Ant all day while Mark does the same thing with a bwo trailing.  I catch 9 browns and a brookie while Mark catches 9 browns and a rainbow, with mine on the Amy's Ant and his on the BWO.   Great day of fishing to get twenty on dries in 4 hours between us.

 

Rod:  Tenkara USA Iwana 12'
Line:  Tenkara Pyrenees Woven 12'
Flies that Worked:  Amy's Ant, BWO

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cache La Poudre River

Drove up north with Mark to fish the Poudre for the day.  The temps were in the sixties and the wind was pretty calm most of the day.  The flows were around 80cfs and the water was low and clear.  I fished a red Amy's Ant all day while Mark switched up between nymping and dries.  Mark hooked up with his first fish before I even stepped into the river, bringing our hopes up for the day.  We try 3 different spots throughout the day and end up catching 10 between us(8 on the Amy's Ant).  Great day of fishing with my buddy as always.


Rod:  Tenkara USA Iwana 12'
Line:  Tenkara Pyrenees Woven 12'
Fly that Worked:  red Amy's Ant

Friday, March 17, 2017

Clear Creek

Headed back up to Clear Creek to see if the fishing was on up high.  I try a spot above Idaho Springs but only manage to get one fish.  After a couple hours I decide to move into the canyon to see if the fishing is any better.  My first stop is around tunnel 5 but sadly I got zero action there so I move even further downstream in the canyon.  By this time the wind has picked up making casting a pain but I manage to catch one more before calling it on the fishing side and taking out the nice camera.  Finished the day off getting some good photos of the creek.  Good day!

Rod:  Tenkara USA Iwana 12'
Line:  Tenkara Pyrenees Woven 12'
Fly that worked:  Amy's Ant

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Eleven Mile Canyon

Good flows, nice weather, got Skunked!


Rod:  Tenkara USA Iwana 12'
Line:  Tenkara Pyrenees Woven 12'
Fly that Worked:  none

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Clear Creek

Tried Clear Creek in the canyon today at a couple different spots.  After a couple of skunkings on the Arkansas I wanted to get on some fish and hoped Clear Creek would give some up.  I start the day around 1pm and fish an old favorite spot.  I manage to catch one and have a couple others sniff at it before I pick up and move to the second spot.  I hit every far side slack water area and manage to catch five more on the Amy's Ant before calling it a day around 5pm.  I finish off the day taking some photos of the creek with the nice camera.  Great day!
 


Rod:  Tenkara USA Iwana 12'
Line:  Tenkara Pyrenees Woven Line 12'
Fly That Worked:  Amy's Ant

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Arkansas River and the wind

Headed down to the Arkansas with Mark to try our luck.  The flows were around 500cfs and the sun was out all day.  However the wind was a consistent 30mph making casting a chore all day.  We tried four different spots with no luck or fish and called it a day around 5pm.  Still nice to get out for the day.


Rod:  Tenkara USA Iwana 12'
Line:  Tenkara Pyrenees  Woven 12'
Fly that worked:  None

Thursday, March 2, 2017

South Platte River

Headed down to the South Platte downstream of Deckers for the day to see if I could have any luck on a river that I still haven't figured out.  I had a beautiful day to fish with the water around 100cfs and clear.  I end up trying three different spots over the coarse of four hours trying a number of nymping rigs and dries with equal success.  NO FISH!  Despite covering a good amount of water I did not get a single bite or even see a single fish all day.  Still good to get into the mountains for the day.



Rod: Tenkara U.S.A. Iwana 12'
Line:  Tenkara Pyrenees Woven Line 12'
Flies That Worked:  None

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Back to Eleven Mile Canyon

Went down to Eleven Mile Canyon with Mark to see if we could repeat the good day I had last week.  The temperature was in the 50's but it was very windy all day.  The flows were still around 70cfs with gin clear water.  Mark found the fly of the day in a purple san juan worm catching five fish over the coarse of the day.  I on the other hand fished a red amy's ant down to any number of different flies but caught my only fish on a red midge.  We fished three different spots and did not run into anybody on the water!  Good day in the canyon!


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven 12'
Fly that worked:  Red Midge,  Purple San Juan Worm

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Eleven Mile Canyon

Went down to Eleven Mile canyon for the day to see how the winter fishing was.  The weather was beautiful and in the sixties with the water clear and flowing around 75cfs.  I start the day at the bridge spot and work my way up the entire section below and above the bridge catching one below and three above.  They were split evenly between a RS2 and a red Amy's Ant.  I move spots for the second part of the day to another section I have fished before hoping for continued good luck.  Sadly no fish were to be had despite a couple of bites.  With the fishing slowing down I decide to finish the day off taking some pictures with the nicer camera.


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven 12'
Flies that Worked:  RS2(olive), Amy's Ant(red)

Cache La Poudre

Headed up to the Cache La Poudre River with Mark for the day with the hopes of catching some on dries considering the 60 degree weather.  The flows were around 85cfs and the water was clear.  The day started out pretty slow and after some effort and moving spots Mark finally gets one followed by me shortly after.  I end up getting one more to complete the fish catching portion of our day on a Amy's Ant(only Dec. and Jan. left to catch fish on a Amy's Ant).  Pretty good day of fishing with a buddy!


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven 12'
Flies that Worked:  Midge, Amy's Ant(red)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

South Boulder Creek

Headed up to South Boulder Creek below the reservoir for the day to see if I could catch my first fish of the year.  After reading the reports with the increased flows I decided to start the day with mysis and midges.  Sadly I didn't get any action on this setup and switched to a couple different midges below a Amy's Ant.  A few casts after switching and I land a little Rainbow on the midge.  Mission accomplished!  First fish of the year in!  I fish for a few more hours getting two more hooked but not in and two nose the Amy's Ant but not take it.  I finish the day taking some pictures and enjoying the sixty five degree day.



Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven 12'
Flies that Worked:  Midge, BWO

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Arkansas River

Headed down to the Arkansas River with Mark to try our luck on what was to be a beautiful day out.  We start the day up high in the canyon outside of Canon City and work our way downstream throughout.  We didn't see another person fishing all day and the water was running aroung 530cfs making the fishing conditions very good.  Sadly despite the good weather and water both of us got skunked.  Still was nice to get out after a couple months off.

Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Woven 12'
Fly that worked:  None

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