Fly Fishing Trip Report July 2, 2006

Date: July 2, 2006

Location: Ute Creek Ranch private small stream fly fishing.  Call 303-325-5515 for availability and bookings.

Number of Anglers: 2

Guide: Tad Howard

Weather: Very nice, sunny morning.  Sporadic afternoon showers; able to fish around them.  Great day to be out!

Stream Condition: Water temps around 49 degrees.  Visibility very good.

Fishing on Tarryall Creek was RED HOT!!  Rick was a first-time angler and was quickly introduced to some of Colorado’s prettiest rainbow and brown trout.  Dry flies with bead head droppers were the order of the day.  Both Steve and Rick hooked and landed countless trout throughout the morning.

Most of the fish were between 10-15 inches, but a couple came to hand in the 16+ inch range.  Although weather threatened a couple times, the fish remained very active.  Almost every likely spot produced a savage strike from a feisty fish.

The day ended perfectly, with Rick landing the largest bow of the day on his last cast on a dry fly.  Although our anglers lost count of the number of fish caught, the best guess was 60+ landed and released.

Fishing should remain very good at all the Tarryall properties for the next several weeks.  Small stream fly fishing at its finest!

Steve with a very nice brown trout.

Beautiful rainbow trout.

One of several doubles caught by Steve and Rick.

Rick with a great bow his first day fly fishing!