What a beautiful day up at Lincoln Hills. The temperatures were in the lows 70's with a nice breeze. Flows came up a bit overnight because of the rain but that did not affect the fishing. We had lots of fish looking up all morning. Hoppers, Stimis, and large parachute Adams brought fish to the surface. Luke learned a lot throughout the morning and really got the hang of it by the end of the trip. It's always a pleasure sharing this beautiful stretch of water with a new client.Today was only a half day on the water with Tim and Becca but we made the best out of it! This was Tim's first time fly fishing and he caught on pretty quick, after missing a few fish we finally managed to get a nice rainbow trout in the net. Becca and been fly fishing a few times and just needed a few refreshers to get a big rainbow trout to the net! The best part is, Becca and I are both left handed so it made teaching her new tactics a piece of cake. I cant wait for these guys to come back to Lincoln hills!David and Michael both started with a dry dropper rig. Michael was first to put one in the net. Dave was not very far behind him first. Dave switched to a nymph rig to get down a little further in the faster moving water. It took all of three drifts before he was hooked up and landing a nice rainbow. Michael kept a steady pace on the dry droppers on the swing. We all moved up river .Dave had a fish on when a bigger rainbow came up and tried to eat the top fly on the nymph rig .We released the fish. After a couple of drifts that big one came back and Dave set the hook and had a nice battle before he put it in the bottom of the net. Nice job Dave! It was a little breezy today so the bugs never really made a appearance for us. It was still a great day. Thank you Dave and Michael for a fun time on the water. Hope to see you soon.After some heavy rains on Thursday it was nice to be back in the sunshine here on Lincoln Hills. I fished with Masoud and we had a good time. Fishing was a little slow for us today, however we did hook into some fish and landed a couple. His first fish was a nice rainbow that came up and hit his nymph while it was dangling on top of the water in front of us, as we were checking flies to make sure they were clean. His next rainbow came right as time was coming to an end and we had a very nice rainbow eat a large stone imitation and put on a great fight. Time spent with Masoud was great and we had a ton of laughs and learned about the great sport of flyfishing.Met a nice couple from the Denver area today, Taylor and Lacey. They wanted to try their hand at fly fishing in a river. They only recently started, and only in a pond. Having success, it was time to give the river a try. We were fishing hopper dropper's in the morning, we had great success with a size 18 PT. Lacey was the to hook up with a nice 15" bow. She had an opportunity at a big bow a little later on, but the he spit the hook on a long run up river. Taylor hooked the big fish of the day on a size 18 red quill. A real bright 18" bow. The flows have been an up and down affair as of late, they up at 155cfs today. the temps are holding around the low 50's. Thank you two for such a fun day on the water. Hope to do it again real soon. It was a beautiful morning fishing at Lincoln Hills. It was Matt’s first time fly fishing, and he was excited to get on the river. Right off the bat, he hooked into a huge 18” rainbow that took him down river and spat the hook just as he was getting tired. With redemption in his mind, Matt went back to fishing with vigor. A few minutes later he made the perfect drift over another large rainbow. The fish ate his fly and he set the hook well. After four hardy runs Matt coerced the fish into the net. His first fish on the fly! A beautiful 20” rainbow trout!Today was a good day! Was able to get out on the river with Erin, who really was able to pick up the casting down fast! We spent most of the nymphing soft water and riffles! For it being her first time out with a fly rod, she really did not expect much! Pretty great first experience with a lot of nice fish to the net! It was a pleasure Erin!Troy has another banner day on Lincoln hills today with numbers and fish count. He ran a dry dropper rig all day and caught fish on both dry and emerging insects. We worked mainly pocket water and riffles where fish are spread out and feeding aggressively. Thanks for another fun day man! We had to contend with some of Natures best fishermen in the form of a family of mink hanging out on the far bank. The nymph fishing produced more fish early in the AM for Willis but as the water warmed Sean began seeing consistent action on the dry dropper.What an awesome day with bob and joe! Both who are Colorado natives who wanted to enjoy the scenic views and awesome fishing Lincoln hills has to offer, we decided today was a good day to really work on perfecting different skills. Bob hasn't fished with streamer in years and wanted to work on some of his casting skills along with working on different stripping techniques as well as understanding how to work on reading water when it comes to working higher bugs upstream. Joe just wanted to fish dry flies and that's exactly what he did ! With both anglers catching over 10 fish using different techniques. Lincoln hills is an excellent place to work on your techniques or just perfecting something simple like a basic double haul.
Lots of insects are on the water! This is some of the best fly fishing close to Denver right now. We are seeing regular hatches of Pale Morning Duns, Gray and Green Drakes, Mahogany Duns, Caddis, Yellow Sallies, and Golden Stones. Dry flies and droppers are the way to go! It summer at Lincoln Hills, the big fish are on the feed and many big fish in the 4-6 pound class have been hooked and our fly fishing trips have been fantastic. Work the water in between major runs and riffles, sometimes the odd pocket will produce a trophy fish. Look for the caddis to start popping in the afternoon. The fish are looking fat and healthy! Many nice fish in the 16-22” range have been hooked! This is your best shot at a World- Class trout fishing experience close to Denver. Try an Amy’s Ant (size 10-12) or California Blonde (size 10-16) to fool hopper eating fish. Terrestrial’s have been the name of the game. Grasshoppers, ants, beetles, you name it! The fish are holding tight to the banks in search of bugs falling in the water. The trout are eating ants and other terrestrials left and right. The fishing is great.
Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.