February 6, 2017 at 12:43 pm #5933
Yes, Bean has a great customer service. As does Cabelas. Simms is hit and miss i’m told. I’ve never had to use it. No idea about Redington and Patagonia.February 6, 2017 at 12:59 pm #5934
Look at this water Scotty. Oh, how I wish I had water like this near me. Look at this guy. He doesn’t even need waders. I’d be on water like this all day every day.February 6, 2017 at 1:59 pm #5935
That would be perfect. I don’t know your area at all, but I will say late summer you can wade Boulder Creek and the Saint Vrain like that. These are the times I wet wade. The Poudre, there are areas, but they are here and there. But not in July. July you want waders.
Yeah Creek, to fish in waters like the guy in the picture would be perfect. You don’t even need a wading staff.February 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm #5936
Speaking of “No wading” water – Spring Creek, Caledonia, NY upstream of the hatchery. Fishing from the left bank only. The pickiest fish I’ve ever encountered in 45+ years at this game. Apologies for the so-so picture. When I fish, photography is not much of a priority.February 6, 2017 at 4:15 pm #5937
I wish we had spring creeks too. They’re about as close to the chalk streams in the UK. No runoff, lots of hatches, low flow, mild temperatures, and picky fish. Perfect!!
You want to know what the Arkansas River looks like where I live? Here it is during runoff. You’ll see why I don’t go near it during runoff. It will still kill you when not in runoff too. 5-6 people die every year on this river.
Now you’ll know why the Chalk Steams are so appealing to me.February 6, 2017 at 4:20 pm #5938
That is some pretty lazy dry fly water. Nice looking area.
This gives me an idea for a new topic.
February 6, 2017 at 4:25 pm #5940
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Is that water even moving? It looks like a pond.February 6, 2017 at 5:42 pm #5941
Creek, you would absolutely be in heaven if you were to fish the head waters if the Colo. River in the RMNP. It’s in a big valley and it’s a lot like the chalk streams. You talk about perfect bamboo rod & dry fly waters that you can wade in easily. I will try to post a pic from the internet.
But yeah Grs., is it moving?February 6, 2017 at 6:17 pm #5942
I got the 10′ rod. It sure isn’t a slow action rod. I’ve read your can overline them two line weights. It’s marked as a 3wt, but I ordered a Peach DT 4wt line for it. We’ll see how that does. I have lots of Peach DT 5wt lines if that’s what it likes. It has a nice soft tip, so it will do good with dry flies and should be good with spiders. It’s really a nice blank. They come from New Zealand and have a really good rep. They just sell blanks, no built rods. This rod built by Bob did a really nice job and he told me it would cost $675 if I wanted another one. I only paid $170 for this one because he fished it. I can’t tell it was ever used. The carbon fiber grip is sure different than using cork. I asked him if it was slippery when wet and he said not at all. I can see why. It a weave and very slightly rough. That must be what makes it not get slippery. What’s cool is the cork is what makes a rod look old. This rod will never get that look. The rod is very light and balances perfect right under my thumb with a 4.7oz reel including line. Pretty good for a 10′ rod.February 6, 2017 at 6:59 pm #5943
Good for you Creek! Yes you can over line it, and I’m sure it will be fine. You should be able to cast spiders easily with it. Check this place out. It’s the Colo. head waters in the RMNP. I think you’ll enjoy them. I try to fish them as much as I can, and I want to take my bamboo up there this year.
There’s some nice browns in it as well a brookies. Lot’s of moose too.
February 6, 2017 at 7:06 pm #5944
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Yes, that would be nice. The upper Arkansas at Hayden Meadows is like that. I wish it was closer.February 6, 2017 at 7:24 pm #5946
Here’s the creek I fish most. It’s the Saint Vrain. There’s even photos from after the flood. This Creek flows below the hill about a mile from me next to I-25. The area by me is somewhat like a chalk stream, but these pics show the water type I like to fish the most.
One of these days I’m going to sit down with my son and figure out how to post actual pics that I take.February 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm #5947
Yeah, that creek looks a lot like mine. Not the easiest fishing.February 6, 2017 at 9:08 pm #5950
Just finished reading Stewart’s book again. I always find new stuff I missed the first time I read it. He did mention using cobblers wax on the silk, but he called it shoemakers wax. Totally missed that the first time I also must have missed him going into detail about fishing upstream. He doesn’t mean straight upstream but up and across and he says more across than up. He doesn’t let it drift too far down but I think that’s because they didn’t know about mending back then. If he did i’m sure he would have let it drift down until it was level with the opposite bank. Pretty much what Oliver teaches and the way I fish dries most of the time.
He also recommends a 10′ rod. 😀February 6, 2017 at 9:23 pm #5951
It has it’s moments, and the wading can be tricky in some areas, but not too bad. The wild trout waters on the Poudre can be insanely dangerous. So dangerous, sometimes it isn’t worth the chance wading.
But the creeks like the Saint Vrain’s, or the Boulder creeks are just plain fun. The fish aren’t huge by no means, but they are simply beautiful to see. And the scenery is just jaw dropping in some areas too.
One river I really want to fish is the Eagle. I drive by it on I-70 going to Meeker, and the parts I see look so inviting. I have a book, Colorado’s Best Fly Fishing, and it say’s that between the Blue, Frying Pan, and the Eagle, the Eagle is the less fished river, and the fish are more plentiful, and bigger. But for some reason people fish the other two rivers. I wonder if it’s because the Frying Pan and Blue are more convenient.
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