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Photos Of Clients Throwing Hoppers During a Recent Afternoon Trip

Just wanted to give a shout out to David, Rob, and Byron! Had a great time with you guys chasing wild trout with hoppers.

Quick South Platte and Arkansas River Flow Report 9-8-2014

South Platte River

Cheesman Canyon/Deckers - 145 c.f.s. Decent flow

Elevenmile Canyon - 78.4

Dream Stream - 104

Arkansas River

Pueblo Tailwater - 507 c.f.s.

At Salida - 401 Great flow

Near Wellsville - 448

Canyon city - 360

Recommendations: Go fish the Ark! Get while the getting's good.

Dream Stream Fishing Report 9-1-14

The current flow is sitting around 63 c.f.s. and the fishing yesterday down towards the inlet was tough. Saw a few decent fish, but they were spooky. 6x tippet and tiny flies produced a number of small fish for my clients. Best fly was a size 24 red blood midge that I tie similar to a rojo. Under these conditions, get there extremely early, and hope for a few fish coming up to tricos. Switch to nymphs and target the deeper pools as it gets later in the day. Honestly, there are so much weeds in the water that you have no choice but to fish the deep pools while nymphing. Deep being 2-3 ft...

Fishing - 4/10

Water conditions - 2/10

My advice? If you have your heart set on fishing here, fish below the dam. Or wait until the flows come back up, or the water cools down, or both.

Short Video of a Cutbow Landed in Hartsel - August 2014

Kristen shot some video of me landing a decent cutbow in the town of Hartsel. The trout fell victim to a size 12 olive Amy's Ant, as did many other fish in the few hours we were there. In fact, the only sound other than the river mixed with cars passing by on highway 24, was the distinct clicking noise of a large hopper's wings. Tis the season! The video also has Bree looking adorable in her waders and Colorado buff, so I figured i'd put together a quick clip to one of my favorite new songs by Rebelution. Because if you turn on the news it becomes apparent that the world needs more love.

Cutbow In Hartsel - August 2014 from coloradoflyfisher on Vimeo.

Dude Perfect Fishing Stereotypes

I'm 50/50 on whether or not I'm a Fish Kisser, or a Tree Magnet... These guys are hararious! After watching this check out their trick shot vids. Great stuff!

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