Weekend Update: Colorado Creek Hopping

Let’s face it, many of us our creek hoppers at heart.  Sure the dynamic and often times non-descript water of big western rivers and streams can haunt our souls and imaginations.  But for many of us the beauty and simplicity of creek hopping is just too good to pass up…

Greenback cut throat trout

After all that’s where many of us learned to fly fish, with a three weight in hand and a box of Royal Wulffs and Elk Hair Caddis.  A small stream or creek can teach you everything you need to know about trout fishing from reading the water, fly selection and drag free drifts.  Plus watching colorful little native trout rise to a dry fly just never gets old!

brown trout

So this weekend, why not avoid the masses and the crowds and turn your attention to a local small creek or stream.  Colorado has a lifetime of small stream fly fishing with endless National Parks and National Forest land to explore.  Often times some of the best Colorado fishing is on the many tributaries that feed into our states most iconic rivers like the Gunnison, Roaring Fork and Yampa rivers.  For fly fishing Colorado close to home check out Rocky Mountain National Park for native Greenback Cutthroats.

This weekend grab your three weight fly rod or better yet fiberglass or bamboo stick, a handful of dry flies and droppers and hit the stream.  You’ll be glad you did.

Tight Lines,

Laurence Fishbone