Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park

Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is finally in full swing by mid July when  the flows are low and the fish are fat and happy! We enjoy fishing several of the feeder creeks on the Thompson River drainage, where the dry fly fishing is always supurb!  These trout will eat almost anything that hits the water, even though they are super spooky.  Mid summer flows are generally  low enough that the fish are very wary of you.  This means you have to be stealthy and creep up to some spots on your knees.

Brookies love streamers!

There is no magic fly, all it had to do was float.  We often find ourselves tying on foam ants, beetles, baby boy hoppers and foam caddis.  It didn’t matter too much, but foam ants always seem to be a bit more popular than all the others.  AS summer progresses, brookies begin  to get their fall spawning colors.  From now until early October is prime time.   The fish as of the last few years have been much healthier.  We believe this is due to all the high water and food flushing through the system over the past few seasons.

Creeks..the smaller the better in my opinion!

Attempting to cast my 1wt into the wind

Almost snapped my ankle off in a 4 foot muskrat hole…ouch

It’s time to nail down your 2024 fly fishing trip with Minturn Anglers.

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