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Fly-fishing guide: River report for Sept. 16 weekend

September 14, 2017 — Get ready for the fall spawn! Late September means beautiful colors both on and off the water. Look for males to darken in color and develop a hooked lower jaw called a kype. As spawning approaches start gearing up for your game plan. Think eggs! […]

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Fly-Fishing guide: River report for Labor Day weekend

August 31, 2017 — Fishing has been great! Flows are coming down and the brown trout have started to move a bit. Overall, the Colorado has been fishing well, RS2's, Zebra Midges and small natural Pheasant Tails have been working to pull some of those larger fish. Be observant […]

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Colorado rivers fishing report for weekend Aug. 25-27

August 24, 2017 — Hip, hop, a hopper to the drop, keep on hopper dropping until you just can't stop! We have been seeing a lot of good hopper fishing, especially on the South Platte River above and below Spinney Reservoir. Chubby Chernobyls, PMX and stimulator patterns have been […]

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Colorado fishing guide for the week Aug. 21-25

August 21, 2017 — Fishing has been good in Summit and Park counties. We have been able to fish several rivers in the area and are seeing good productivity with hatches and fish. Flies and naturals that we have been seeing are PMDs, small Blue Wing Olives, caddis and […]

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Colorado fishing report for week of Aug. 14-18

August 14, 2017 — The wildflowers are out and the bugs are hatching on the local rivers! Now is a great time to get out and fish. The fishing has been good over in South Park, especially around the Hartsel area. A dry dropper rig has been good in […]

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Colorado fishing report for the week Aug. 7-11

August 7, 2017 — If you haven't noticed, what some call "monsoon season" is upon us. We are seeing afternoon showers almost daily in most of the major river drainages. The rains can last for a few minutes or an hour (or more), so be sure to look at […]

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Colorado fishing report for week July 31 to Aug. 3

July 27, 2017 — The fishing conditions in and around Summit County have been great! This is the time of the year that local anglers have been waiting for. Fishing a large, foam terrestrial and dropping a weighted nymph below has been the ticket. If you find yourself in […]

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Colorado fly-fishing report for the week July 24-28

July 24, 2017 — Rejoice! The high water has subsided. Despite the intermittent rain storms that have muddied the waters here and there, the fishing has come right around and we are experiencing truly fantastic fishing yet again. Drys, nymphs and streamers are all in the works right now […]

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Colorado fly-fishing report for weekend of July 21-23

July 20, 2017 — Rejoice! The high water has subsided. Despite the intermittent rain storms that have muddied the waters here and there, the fishing has come right around and we are experiencing truly fantastic fishing yet again. Drys, nymphs and streamers are all in the works right now […]

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Colorado fly-fishing guide for week of July 18-21

July 17, 2017 — Editor’s note: Flows and other time-sensitive data has been updated since this guide first printed on July 14. The wildflowers are out and the bugs are hatching on the local rivers. Now is a great time to get out and fish. The fishing has been […]

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Colorado fly-fishing guide for July 10-14, plus river flows

July 10, 2017 — Summer is here and fishing is picking up fast! Hopper dropper time is also here. Smaller hopper patterns are starting to turn fish, so time to get into some of those beloved hopper patterns, such as Chubby Chernobyls, Panty Dropper Hoppers and Hippie Stompers. Do […]

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Fly-Fishing Guide: River report for Fourth of July weekend

June 29, 2017 — Temperatures are going to be in the the high 60s to low 70s this weekend in the Breckenridge area. With summer well on its way, the dry fly-fishing will become more productive as water levels go down and water temperatures rise. Start looking at using […]

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Blue River group recasts hopes of golden fishing designation

June 25, 2017 — Since last spring when about a third of Summit County's Blue River was stripped of a prized fishing designation due to inadequate production levels, efforts are ongoing to solve this ecological riddle. The 65-mile tributary, flowing from the Tenmile Range on the southern edges of […]

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Brilliant yellows, hungry browns: Summit County fly-fishing in autumn

June 1, 2017 — The day was almost too perfect. On a sunny, bright, brilliant morning in the thick of Alma autumn, Jon and Donna Ventura of Los Alamos, New Mexico were standing on the marshy banks of the South Platte River (Middle Fork) trying to perfect their fly-fishing […]

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Summit 360 video: Fly-fishing on the Blue River in Silverthorne, Colorado

March 8, 2017 — Viewing on an iOS device? Open in the YouTube app to experience in full 360 degrees. Editor's note: Summit 360 is a series of daily 360 videos by the Summit Daily News. Check our website and Facebook page each day for new videos from events […]

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