Well, it is looking to be a mild start to the winter months. I hope again that it is not like last year! As much as I like fishing year round in colorado The river and the fish need the water. After levels dropped all summer I worry that we will really be troubled next summer if this continues. The fishing should pick up after the weather moves out today. The water temps are staying chilly and the fish are a bit sleepy. This weeks weather looks good so get ready with your midge patterns and get out there!
Just stepped outside and it is a great morning! 50 degrees already and the sun is hitting the river. Get yourself to golden and cast a line. The river is open once again from Golden to Georgetown and the fish are getting more active as they become used to the water temp. Midges and para adams work great. Think stimulator patterns like humpy’s para adams, griph gnats. droppers and nymphs should be smaller in size and there is nothing like a pheasant tail in black or natural to set the mood! Tight lines people and shop your local fly shop today!
It’s that time of year again fellow fishers of Colorado! THat time of year to go through your boxes and jacket pockets to reorganize your flies. The winter months always make me sad that I won’t be casting a line as often as I did this summer. But, it is also great to sit down at my bench and come up with some new patterns and restock the old. I have teamed up once again with Golden River Sports to do fly tying classes. Everyone is welcome and all you need is the time and the willingness to learn! We will equip you with everything you need to ” Tie one on” with no push to buy a full start up kit like most other shops do. Tying isn’t for everyone and why get overly invested before you even see if it is for you. Call Golden River Sports @ 303-215-9386 to sign up and get more info.
And we will be having a “Ties and Lies” night as well starting in December. A mid week gathering of locals who might already tie and just want to meet midweek for good conversation and share patterns and tall tails!
Well, it is that time of year. With the recent temperature drop Clear creek has started to ice up. But, do not let this stop you. There is plenty of good fishing to be had as long as you are willing to make it happen. Golden through the canyon is icey in areas but you can still find open runs that are holding fish nicely. Idaho springs to Georgetown is your best bet for solid fishing. With Georgetown lake iced up right now and colder nights coming fishing through town is a no go. Rememember that the fish love the icey banks as it is a good place to hide. Today was warm so the fishing in downtown Golden was better than it has been in a few days. Midge patterns, Pheasant tails and Hairs ear nymphs work great and dont forget your BWO’s. You can still get away with a good stimi humpy pattern. Remember to pack some gloves and a winter hat and don’t forget the sunscreen! Even on cold days the reflection of the water can fry your face like the dead of summer! Tight Lines People
Sometimes you find a spot with your fellow anglers that is just to damn good to talk about. People usually know I am holding back when I answer the question ” how was the fishing?” with ” good”. Nothing else, no details or explaining the hatches and water conditions. This is one of those times. The fishing, great.The crowds, none and the flies, I wont say. I am sworn to secrecy until it is discovered by someone else. Sorry guys, but you got to live by a code sometimes! On another note, Bear Creek is fishing great right now, and as some of the anglers that came to the shop found out, it can be awesome. Black rubber legged humpy and pheasant tail droppers will crush it. Also midge patterns, small para adams and parachute ants will work well too.