Tag Archives: colorado fly fishing

Photos of the Day: Guides Prepare for the Season on the Water

Written by: John McKinnie, Lone Mountain Ranch


Steve shows off a chunky Roaring Fork rainbow.
Photo by John McKinnie

As we transition from the winter to summer season at the ranch, the guide team has had the opportunity to do some fishing on our own—exploring rivers in Colorado, branching out to. . .

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A Guide’s Top 10 Flies for the Southern Rockies


Written by: Phil Monahan

Juan Ramirez is a longtime guide and fly tier on Colorado’s Front Range
Photo via The Hopper Juan

Juan Ramirez grew up in northern New Mexico, fishing the small streams and creeks of the Sangre De Cristos. In 1997, he made the switch to fly fishing, and he has never looked back. Over the. . .

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Photos: Ice-Off Trout in Colorado’s North Park

Written by: Bob Reece, Reece’s Thin Air Angler


It took just the slightest twitch of a crayfish pattern to entice this bad boy to strike.
Photo by Bob Reece

The lakes in North Park, Colorado are just starting to crack. The areas of open water are slim but very much fishable. I saw this fish cruising in about 10 inches of water, so I cast my Ritts. . .

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Photos: Taking the New Rod for a Test-Drive in Colorado

Written by: Jon Hill


It’s always fun to discover a big fish where you’re accustomed to small ones.
All photos by Jon Hill

I had a couple of hours to spare one day last month, so I took my new Recon up to the local creek. The first of two browns that I caught was small and the typical size for the tiny creek, but it was. . .

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Pro Tips: Fishing Colorado’s Wilderness Areas, Part 2

Written by: Ryan McSparran, Winterhawk Outfitters


In general, the farther you hike in, the better the fishing.
Photo by Ryan McSparran

In part one of this series, we looked at the types of water found in Colorado’s high country wilderness areas. From small streams to beaver ponds and alpine lakes, there is a variety. . .

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Pro Tips: Fishing Colorado’s Wilderness Areas, Part 1

Written by: Ryan McSparran, Winterhawk Outfitters


High country lakes often hold big cutthroats.
Photo courtesy Ryan McSparran

Each spring, we look forward to getting back to fishing here in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Fly Fishing anywhere is fun, but there’s nothing quite like fly fishing in one of Colorado’s remote. . .

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