Trip Report: May 11, 2006

Date: May 11, 2006

Location: Fly fishing close to Denver.  Call 303-325-5515 for availability and bookings.

Number of Anglers: 7

Guide: Jim Wright, Chris Eisenhard, Tad Howard

Weather: Beautiful weather; sunny upper 60’s to low 70’s.

River Condition: Water temps in upper 30’s into lower 40’s mid day.  Water is HIGH 420 cfs but clear.

The North Fork of the South Platte River is running a lot of water volume, but the fish were still there and willing to grab almost any fly that floated past.  This corporate excursion was fun for everyone involved.  I had the privilege of fishing with several members of the group through the day and everyone was hooking and catching fish in the high water.  Parker Briley managed to catch a 17-inch rainbow trout on his first cast ever with a fly rod and Will Flaa managed to land the biggest fish of the day on his last cast to close the day with a great 21-inch fat cut-bow.  Despite the high water, everyone picked up the techniques quickly and was soon catching fish.

Also, it is always nice to have one of Denver’s most eligible bachelors (according to the Glendale Times), Brian Harris, along catching energetic bows all afternoon!

An all around fun day, where the fish didn’t care so much what fly was used as the proper presentation.

The day begins.

Parker with a nice fish on his first cast!

Will with the last and largest fish of the day great job!

Pretty rainbow trout