Monday, February 08, 2010

Winter on the Big Thompson

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ice Fishing At Gray Reef??

Heading to Gray Reef in early January can be a harrowing experience. Wind chills in the minus degrees, slippery ice along the banks, and when you do hook-up with a fish it can take up to twenty minutes to warm up in the car. Is it worth it?? Aaron and Brooke think so!! Check out the 23 inch rainbow that took Brooke 15 minutes to land....Look out boys there’s a new angler on the scene!!-

Special thanks to Aaron and Brooke for the Pictures of Fly Fishing Gray Reef in January.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pictures Of A Large Brown Trout Feeding

Some guy/girl self proclaimed simply as the, "Ghost Net Killa!!" sent these pictures to flycurrents with no return address or valid E-mail. He/she claimed to have caught this large feeding brown in one of our public river sections and not from a lake. Regardless of the mystery behind the sender the pictures are pretty sweet. Wish he told me where he was....

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Brook Trout

Brook Trout

Photo and special thanks to Les Smith

Monday, December 21, 2009

New Fly Patterns

Waterwisp Adams

Blue Lightning Bug

Red Prince

Magnum Prince

Craven's Purple Juju Bee

Grey Soft-Hackle

#28 Extended Body BWO

Craven's Brown Juju Bee

Craven's Blue Juju Bee

Bead-Tail Biot

Choc. UV Midge

UV Midge

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fryingpan River in December

Many anglers think the fly fishing season ends around October, but I beg to differ in Colorado! Fly Fishing in the winter months can and has been the most productive for many fishermen. Being the first humans at 11 am to Walk into arguably the most famous tail water in Colorado is not only a thrill, but a TREAT. Getting to use all your high-end extreme winter gear and test your skills under the most adverse weather conditions, to me means getting on your GAME, and proving that you’re an all around angler. I look for the bad weather and plan trips around it! For example this last trip to Basalt and the Fryingpan River... Leaving Sunday night before a HUGE weather front, means several things. No anglers and extreme weather conditions effecting ONLY humans not fish/trout. Planning accordingly is another key to success! Have a durable car or SUV (4 wheel drive at the least). Good cold weather gear. Setting your rods up before you hit the water depending on the local shop(s) knowledge of the area and conditions are all very important to the success of the trip!


1) Talk to the local Fly Shops!
2) Have good to great transportation!
3) Have good to great cold weather gear!
4) Research the area and river.
5) Plan trips around weather conditions.
6) Have a large net and keep fish/trout in the water at all times, even when releasing the fly...
7) Basically plan for the worst and you'll be prepared

No one on the Pan?

Where to start?

Walking To the Bend-Hole...

YES! BWO's in December!!

BWO getting attacked by midges... (A BWO-Midge cluster for all you Fly-Tyers.)

Nick Williams

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Miracle Mile