Fly Fishing the Big Thompson River

I finally got to fish Colorado for the first time and it was really beautiful. The one thing I love about Colorado is they decided to substitute sage brush for grass.

While the women were left to shop in Estes Park, the guys went and fished the Big Thompson! We found a little stretch that just looked great. Right off the bat we were greeted by a little, excited, jumping brown right by our feet. I started off fishing a hopper dropper combo with a copper john. After moving upstream about 100 feet I ran into a great shallow stretch where I spotted a few rising fish. Immediately I clipped off the combo meal and tied on a BWO. I started fishing up the bottom part of the main riffle and hooked a little rainbow. After that we had to wait out a thunderstorm under some willows. Later we didn’t have too much luck other than a foul hooked rainbow.

A really great experience though for only fishing for about 2 hours. I’d love to go exploring some more places to fly fish in Colorado.

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