Categories for Fishing Tours

The Differences Between Wade and Float Trips

August 4, 2019

Anglers often ask themselves which is better: wade fishing or float fishing? Each comes with its own benefits and drawbacks. Depending on a variety of factors and what you want out of the fishing experience, you may decide on one over the other. While some will always want the faster pace and greater variety of float trips, those who like a more hands-on approach will go for wade trips. One thing is for sure, though: if you’re preparing for a fly fishing trip in Fraser, CO, rely on Winter Park Flyfisher as your source for everything from gear to guides.... View Article

Why the Fraser River is Great for Your Next Fly Fishing Trip

February 21, 2019

A lot of good fishing comes from knowing the right spot to “set up shop” and spend some time on the water. And with so many great waterways throughout the state of Colorado, it can be tough to decide which one is worth the time investment. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, a great choice for a fishing trip is the Fraser River. Though it’s bordered a lot by private lands, it boasts several great public access points. If you’re hoping to try a new spot for fly fishing in Fraser, CO and the surrounding areas, read on to see... View Article

How Fish Are Affected by Water Temperature

August 21, 2018

On a hot summer afternoon, a dip in a cool pool might feel wonderful. On a cold winter morning, a hot shower might be preferable. In either situation, your body continues to regulate its temperature at roughly 98.6 degrees. The same is not true for fish. As cold­blooded creatures, they take on the temperature of their surroundings. This is an important concept to keep in mind if you’re considering fly fishing in Fraser, CO. Because their bodies adjust to the temperature of the water, fish are greatly affected by fluctuations in this temperature. In fact, the water temperature can alter... View Article

How Water Temperature Can Affect Fishing Tours

August 10, 2018

This summer has been dry, dry, dry. Mother Nature has provided very little moisture for Grand County this season. Our recent step­ down from Stage 2 to Stage 1 fire danger is an improvement, but other risks are still present. For fishing guides in Fraser, CO, one of the top concerns is water temperature. Both the Fraser and Colorado Rivers can hit 65 degrees between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the summer. Fishing above this critical temperature stresses fish and wreaks havoc on the ecosystem. How? Here’s what you need to know about water temperatures and how they affect... View Article

Fly Fishing Terrestrials in the Midsummer Months

July 17, 2018

Every fly fisher wants to be there for a hatch of insects like the salmon fly or green drake. This is when fish come out and bite pretty much everything in their path. It makes things easier when the fish seem to go for anything indiscriminately—including your bait. But timing these hatches is tricky. That’s why many fishers have turned to using terrestrials for bait instead. These are especially handy for midsummer flyfishing in Fraser, CO. Read on to learn more about the wide variety of available options. Unhatches Unhatches include the significant abundance of other species that line the... View Article

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