Categories for Fly Fishing

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

The Uniqueness of Fly Fishing on the Colorado River

July 3, 2018

For those in the know, there are few pleasures greater in life than fly fishing. Being in a quiet, secluded area with the river rushing around you on a sparkling sunny day casting the reel is an experience you might remember for a lifetime. Of course, it’s also important that you pick the right company for fishing tours in Fraser, CO. Winter Park Flyfisher is the region’s leader for both locals and tourists alike. We’ve been in business since 1995, providing a helping hand to anyone who wants to get out in the great outdoors for some fly fishing. Let’s... View Article

Terrestrial Season Is Here: Time for Hoppers, Ants and Beetles for Fly Fishing in Fraser, CO

June 22, 2018

As insects, a.k.a. terrestrials, make erratic movements to get from water to shore, they attract attention from fish. Those that aren’t quick enough become dinner. Successful fishermen emulate this behavior to create productive fishing excursions. If you plan to attempt fly fishing in Fraser, CO this season, be sure to include terrestrial flies in your box. Keep in mind that it’s important to not only have the best equipment, but to also know how to use it. Once you arm yourself with the top-quality equipment from your fishing store in Fraser, CO, learn how to best utilize this gear. Your... View Article

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