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Salmonfly Hatch at the Colorado River: A Quick Fishing Report in Fraser, CO

May 4, 2018

One of the most famous insect hatches happens every year in early June on the Colorado River. The salmonfly is one of the bugs most commonly used in fly fishing. Also referred to as giant stoneflies and willow flies, these flies emerge every year in June in a massive fishing event simply known as “the hatch.” During this time, fishers will travel from all over the world to start fly fishing during this salmonfly hatch on the Colorado, Madison and Gunnison rivers. Trout, especially young trout, love these bugs, which makes them outstanding fly fishing bait. This makes it a... View Article

Must Have Springtime Flies

April 26, 2018

Baker’s Dozen Edition by Head Guide, Zach Ware: Springtime fishing in the Rockies tends to get a bad rep. Most people think of it as “mud season”, runoff, and blown out rivers, however, this is hardly the case if you know how to effectively fish this time of year. Before runoff cranks up the fishing can be lights out with midges, caddis, and small mayflies starting to hatch. On any given day there’s a chance you’ll luck into a hatch and find some amazing dry fly action. The stonefly and salmon fly nymphs are also starting to move around a... View Article

Four Simple Tools Needed to Start Fly Fishing

April 9, 2018

Fly fishing is a unique and inventive sport that is tremendously popular among enthusiasts across the globe. Fly fishing combines an appreciation for the outdoors with patience, endurance, craftsmanship, and skill. While it may seem like there is a lot of equipment and expertise required to begin the fly fishing process, you can pick up everything you need to start during just one visit to a qualified fly fishing shop like ours in Fraser, CO. If you are uncertain how to begin your fly fishing experience, full-service fly shops, like Winter Park Flyfisher, offer introductory classes and guided fishing trips.... View Article

Water Levels Affect Fishing Potential

April 9, 2018

If you pass a dried-up creek bed or local reservoir, you may think that you’re better off hunting for fish somewhere else. However, lower water levels may actually indicate some of the best fishing possible! It’s important to understand the interaction between rising and falling water levels and fish behavior. Some species of fish, like bass, are particularly sensitive to water level changes. Always be sure to consult with a local fishing expert and check the local fishing report in Fraser, CO before you embark on your next trip. Water levels consistently change throughout the year in nearly all freshwater... View Article

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