Giant dry fly caught rainbow from the Rolling J Ranch in Leadville Colorado

Dry Fly Time at the Rolling J!

The Rolling J Ranch in Leadville Colorado is a property like no other.  It boast the Arkansas River near its headwaters which is actually the highest elevation Gold Medal Trout stream in the entire world, plus the Lake Fork of the Arkansas and tributary Halfmoon Creek.  Not only do the rivers and creeks boast an incredible number of Rainbow Trout, Browns, Cutthroat and Book Trout, they also have unmatched bug life leading to some of the best dry fly fishing in the state.

Do yourself a favor and find a way to book a guided fly fishing trip with us at Rolling J Ranch in the months of July or August.  Just this week have experienced incredible dry fly hatches of Caddisflies, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, Tricos, and of course the famous Green Drake.  When you have hatches like this, all of the fish in the river will be looking up.  The dry fly fishing has been truly unmatched!  Check out the photos here, these are just from last week and every single one of these fish ate a Green Drake dry fly!!  There are still some August openings, give us a call at (303) 325-5515 to join in on the fun!