Dream Stream Fishing Report 9-1-14

The current flow is sitting around 63 c.f.s. and the fishing yesterday down towards the inlet was tough. Saw a few decent fish, but they were spooky. 6x tippet and tiny flies produced a number of small fish for my clients. Best fly was a size 24 red blood midge that I tie similar to a rojo. Under these conditions, get there extremely early, and hope for a few fish coming up to tricos. Switch to nymphs and target the deeper pools as it gets later in the day. Honestly, there are so much weeds in the water that you have no choice but to fish the deep pools while nymphing. Deep being 2-3 ft...

Fishing - 4/10

Water conditions - 2/10

My advice? If you have your heart set on fishing here, fish below the dam. Or wait until the flows come back up, or the water cools down, or both.

Short Video of a Cutbow Landed in Hartsel - August 2014

Kristen shot some video of me landing a decent cutbow in the town of Hartsel. The trout fell victim to a size 12 olive Amy's Ant, as did many other fish in the few hours we were there. In fact, the only sound other than the river mixed with cars passing by on highway 24, was the distinct clicking noise of a large hopper's wings. Tis the season! The video also has Bree looking adorable in her waders and Colorado buff, so I figured i'd put together a quick clip to one of my favorite new songs by Rebelution. Because if you turn on the news it becomes apparent that the world needs more love.

Cutbow In Hartsel - August 2014 from coloradoflyfisher on Vimeo.

Dude Perfect Fishing Stereotypes

I'm 50/50 on whether or not I'm a Fish Kisser, or a Tree Magnet... These guys are hararious! After watching this check out their trick shot vids. Great stuff!

Colorado History - Video on Ute Indians in Colorado

I'm currently writing a book about fishing here in Colorado, and through my research I've been learning a lot about this state's history. It's because of this that we decided to add a new link to the long list of links along the side of our website, Colorado history. Starting out by showing a video on the original residents of Colorado. It's a 28 minute long feature about the Ute indians. Even before "progress" came to Colorado, there were people here worshiping water. Check it out!

Photos From Recent Guide Trip 8-16-14

Had a great experience with a group of 6 clients, and fellow guide, Scott. Here are a few of the photos I took for these guys during the trip!

Scott spotting trout.
Happy clients.
There's no post card worthy scenery on the South Platte river...
Lunch for 8...
Camp fire chicken with a view! Call Anglers Covey and request Jon Kleis to book
a trip!