Christmas Weekend

Winter is back and finding a place to fish isn’t hard at all. There are a lot of people in the resort townsfurcoatsmountains for the holidays so you have a good chance of spotting some sweet fur coats should you fish around places like Aspen, Vail and Steamboat. We have been getting quite a bit of snow in the mountains so you might have to blaze a trail to access some of the rivers in the high country.  That being said the skiing is very good and most folks will be chasing the “POW POW” so you should have the river to yourself. The front range has been a bit warmer so if you do not want to deal with skier traffic and cold temps try fishing near Pueblo for good fishing and warmer weather. Fish are still midging for the most part but some small BWO and Stoneflies will also take some fish under the surface. Various colors of midges have been doing well for me but Red, Purple and Black colors have been the money makers. The warmer parts of the day have been the best fishing on rivers like the Eagle and Roaring Fork. Fish have moved into the deep holes so banging bottom with your nymph rig we be a good way to prospect. Do not be surprised to see some surface activity later in the day. This is a good time to remove the bobber and go head hunting for risers. The renegade is a good midge cluster pattern but I like the Roy Palms Special Emerger for fish midging on the surface. Just make sure you gink it up real well or it will sink on you pretty quickly. Enjoy the weekend.

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