RMNP Fly Fishing Report August

RMNP Fly Fishing Report August

Rocky Mountain National Park is finally in full swing.  The flows are low and the fish are fat and happy!  I was able to fish several of the feeder creeks on the Thompson River drainage, and I must say that it was superb!  The fish were eating almost anything that hit the water, even though they are super spooky.  The flows are 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 was no magic fly, all it had to do was float.  I was using 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.  The brookies are beginning to get their fall spawning colors.  From now until early October is prime time.  I am planning to go back in a couple weeks, in hopes that they will be lit up even more.  The fish are also much healthier this year.  I believe this is due to all the high water and food flushing through the system this year.

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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