Fly Fishing update

I received an email from a semi local person asking about fly fishing the smaller streams along the front range and other environs nearby.

First, equipment; The smaller streams are not the place for nine foot rods. Stop by Discount Angler on South Santa Fe. Not only do they have a wide assortment of reasonably priced rods, they also have a huge selection of fly’s at very good prices. Get a seven or eight foot fly rod that will toss a four or five weight line. Short leaders and tippet set ups are also called for in this situation.

As for the best patterns? As always here in Colorado, Midge patterns will work virtually all the time. Dry, pupa’s, and wets. All in small sizes. Next come the Caddis’s. I like Elk Hair Caddis patterns with dun gray bodies for most small water fishing. Don’t forget RS2’s and classic Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear nymphs.

For a pretty good listing of places to go fishing look here.

Tight lines all! 😀

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  3. Peter Says:

    Small streams need a lower weight rod. I just love a 4 weight, there’s nothing better than catching a fish that isn’t the biggest, but gives you a great fight on a 4 weight

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  4. patricksperry Says:

    I had a three weight bamboo for a while that was just awesome on small streams. Sort of like taking bucket mouth Bass on an ultra light set up! 😀

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