Fly Fishing Colorado Newsletter

August 2015

Welcome to the Fly Fishing Colorado Newsletter. With trees already starting to change color in the high country, Fall is just around the corner. Water levels have finally come down throughout Colorado, creating the conditions for some of the best fly fishing of the year. The month of September should be full of incredible hatches and cooler temperatures. As the top fly fishing guide service in Colorado, we seek to be your information hub with all items related to fly fishing. Whether you are looking for river conditions, informative articles from the industries top associates or a fun piece of literature, this monthly mailing will have it.

South Boulder Creek's Fly Fishing is Incredible

Check out some of the many different properties on South Boulder Creek this September, the flows are down, and running gin clear. Read up on the hot flies and necessities for September. With a number of different hatches coming off everyday, each section has its own prolific hatches. Get the best flies to match the hatch this month, as fall is just around the corner and fishing below the surface will be the most effective method as the weather turns.

South Boulder Creek

Boulder River Ranch

Water levels are down to ideal flows and trout of all sizes are feeding throughout the riffles, pockets, and pools. Dry fly fishing has been incredible; yellow sally's and gray drakes have been the bugs of choice on the surface.

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Lincoln Hills

Anglers are reporting excellent fishing on the surface and sub surface. Red Quills have been coming off in hordes. The SHS Red Quill soft hackle has been incredible dropped of a bead headed nymph on a dry-dropper set up.

SUPERFLIES: Mayfly Spent – Rust Red has been an excellent Red Quill imitation and fooling a lot of fish to come to the surface.

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Upper Stretches of South Boulder Creek

There is a lot more water than just Lincoln Hills and Boulder River Ranch. While these are some absolutely incredible stretches, the upper sections of South Boulder Creek are in their prime right now. Check out all of the properties above Lincoln Hills for a nice change of pace and a day of fun. From Deadwood Placer to Espy Ranch, there are a few miles of river that are full of hungry trout. Try exploring some of the other excellent choices within the Lincoln Hills property portfolio; you will be pleasantly surprised.

Deadwood Placer

Hugely under fished, this section of water located just above Tunnel Beat is waiting for a dry-dropper/dry fly rig to drift down its beautiful riffles.

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Freese Placer

With every type of water you can imagine, this section is great for any type of fishing that your heart's desires. Long riffles, deep runs, tight pockets and a few deep holes, this section of river has it all. Our favorite has been a rusty adult stonefly.

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Yacht Club

With a new trail system, this section is easy to navigate and at current flows, it has incredible fishing. Through the month of August, flows should continue on their way down, opening up more and more pocket water and bringing the hungry fish close to the surface. Duns have been popping and hatch numbers are increasing every time. Check out his yellow Dun for the best results.

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Espy Ranch

Flowing through a beautiful grassy meadow, we are expecting to have some amazing hopper fishing this August. The caddis are popping as well and will only start increasing in numbers as August comes. They are buzzing around and seem to be getting bigger and bigger. Nothing like throwing size 12 hoppers down the long riffles here!

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Ever have trouble knowing what pattern to fish when a hatch is coming off? Check out some of Superflies latest ties, these realistic patterns have been fooling fish after fish and out hooking our old favorites 4 to 1. With the realistic profiles, all you have to do is match your fly to the bugs coming off and your good to go. No more guess work. Checkout for flies and more information.

New Zealand Strike Indicator

Stealthy Indicator for Fall Fly Fishing

It's back, and for good reason. With fall almost here, it is time to go stealth. Try using a smaller indicator to avoid spooking trout in skinny water. With the shorter days and cooling temperatures, many of us are switching back to the nymph rig to finish out the warm season. Many times, trout will stick to the bottom of the river during cooler temperatures, but how do you get to them, without spooking the already wary fish? The New Zealand Strike Indicator is your answer. To better your chances of getting a nymph directly in front of a trout sitting in skinny crystal clear waters without spooking, try the New Zealand Strike Indicator. Its versatility and ability to detect strikes no matter the size, makes this an excellent tool to add to your fly fishing arsenal.

Another Victory for Conservationists and Water Lovers Alike

Great news for Boulder Creek Watershed and all those who enjoy the beautiful outdoors near or in these areas. The upper stretches of South and Middle Boulder Creek have been privately owned for many years. As of very recent, the privately own stretches have made an easement with the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Check out the full story.

Bent Rod Photos of the Month

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Visit us online at The Flyfisher Guide Service to book your next guided trip, follow the fishing reports, or check out Angling University for information on upcoming classes!

Our guides have been out fishing a number of our creeks and rivers here in Colorado. Check out the latest Colorado Fly Fishing Reports at Cheesman Canyon and other productive rivers!

For questions or information on summer fly fishing email me at

From our water to yours,

Shawn Ash
The Flyfisher Group


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