Day 100

Spent the day in Rocky Mountain National Park today hiking up the Roaring River.  The water was a little low but the weather was absolutely perfect all day.  I started fishing around 11:30am after hiking up a ways and found some nice pocket water to fish.

I started with a yellow humpy but did not have any luck and started the process of finding the right fly.  I catch a few fish on a few different patterns before I land on a little green foam body hopper(size 18) that seems to be fooling the fish.  I catch half a dozen fish on this one before having to change up again.

As I move upstream I tie on a big Green Drake(size 12) to to see what might work.  Sure enough, I found my second good pattern of the day.  I was amazed to see fish from 3" to 11" alike would take the fly even though it looked like nothing flying around.

After six hours of fishing and over a dozen fish caught I call it day and start the hike back to the car.  Had a great 1ooth day of fishing!


Rod:  Iwana 12'
Line:  Hi-Vis Level Line 10'





Flies that worked:  Green Drake, Tiny Green rubber body Hopper,

Comments

  1. I believe Greenback Cutthroats rival Brook Trout for handsomeness, and to catch them in their historically native water is just icing on the cake. Roaring river is a real jewel if you can make the hike up. Of course, that hike is easier with tenkara gear.

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    1. Agreed, the cutthroats had great color up there. Love the back country fishing more than any other.

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