Great day on the Poudre

I heard the weather was to be in the 60's so i decided to head up to the Cache La Poudre River for the day.  The flows were around 80cfs and dropping all day to around 60cfs with the water clear.  I tried a couple spots on the day starting at an old favorite and finishing on some new water.

Spot one I start with a nymphing rig consisting of a pat's rubber legs down to a beatis after reading a couple of reports.  I start fishing my way up and get to the top of a nice run and pick up a brown on the rubber legs and then another on the beatis.  I continue to work upstream and get to a nice pool created by a huge boulder and manage to catch a rainbow on the rubber legs.  I head back to the first run and catch one more rainbow on the rubber legs before picking up and heading to the second spot.

I end up stopping at a new area to finish the day.  The stretch I picked ended up being a great section of water with a mix of great runs and deep pools holding fish.  I continue nymphing  and pick up three more rainbows before getting snapped off by one.  I decide to switch it up and put on a small red Amy's Ant to finish the day off.  By this time it's around 2pm and over the next two hours I catch fifteen more before running up on a fellow angler.  I call it a day as I watch this guy pull three fish right in front of me.

Fantastic day of fishing!!

Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Flies that Worked:  Pat's Rubber Legs, Red Amy's Ant(small)

Comments

  1. Great photos as usual, Kevin. I look forward to reading about your tenkara outings as spring/summer approaches. I have a trip planned in late August to fish RMNP. I can't wait.

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    1. Thanks Jeremy! You will love fishing in RMNP!

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  2. I got a taste of it last year while vacationing in Estes Park with the family. I was able to get away for a few hours to fish stretches of the Big Thompson River near the Fern Lake trailhead and in the meadow area of Moraine Park. In August I plan to fish Glacier Creek, N. St. Vrain, and possibly Roaring River.

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    1. If you get a chance on the west side of the park try East and North Inlet creeks

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    2. I'll have four days to fish in late August. What streams in RMNP (or outside of it) would be tops on your priority list if you had only a few days? I will be fishing a tenkara rod, but my cohorts will mostly be using 4wt western outfits. Thanks.

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    3. Two of my favorites are the creeks I named. The fish are small but plentiful and the scenery can't be beat. Specifically fish North Inlet above the falls and East Inlet above the first meadow. The Colorado River on the west side is also great fishing both inside the park and out.

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    4. Thanks, Kevin. I hadn't really considered fishing the west side of the park; but it sounds like it would be worth the drive. I will be staying east of Estes in the Big Thompson Canyon area. Thanks again.

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    6. If you have never driven Trail Ridge Road(the road that leads from east to west side) you have an added bonus of a super beautiful drive.

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