Fly fishing and Elk Bugling in Colorado!
Ive been to Colorado about 5 or 6 times in the past year and a half, however this past fall was my first time I was able to get outside and do some fishing. Thankfully, through various sportsmens shows/other trade shows, I knew a solid group of fishing peeps who could help me out. FishExplorer.com helped me out big time and hooked me up with Theo Anest from Colorado Skies Outfitters. As some of you may know, Im only just getting into fly fishing, so I was eager to learn from Theo and was hoping he had enough patience to put up with my beginner level! Gladly, he did, and the Hookin Up crew and I ended up having a fun time on the water.
Believe it or not, we started out downtown (Denver) to go for Carp. There were quite a few nice sized Carp in the South Platte, right in front of a Starbucks and cycling path, but they were just not in the mood to bite that day! We shot a few news pieces, tried out our best to hook one, then called it a morning and headed further into the mountains to fish for trout.
We spent a day and a half on the South Platte going for all types of trout, and near the end, I was really getting the hang of it. We switched back and forth between wet and dry flies and covered a good part of the river. Our second day we landed quite a few trout, the first one being my first fish ever on the fly!
To round off our trip, we met up with Jarred from Yellow Wood guiding in the Rocky Mountain National Park to watch Elk bugle. Let me tell you, its pretty hilarious. Basically, were watching Elk pursue one another and the screams they make is high pitched and . passionate?!? It was definitely a unique outing and a great way to see the beautiful state of Colorado.
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