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LuckyRedHat

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Leaving for Denver on the 6th of July. Will be spending 3 days camping and fishing.
Can anyone recommend some streams with good quanties? grin.gif

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Beer,
Thanks for the post. Looks like a great area and close to Rocky Mountain National Park too. I am a novice fly fisherman but experienced with spinners. Any advice on spinners or flies?

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I have so advice for you. Put away those spinners and use rapalas. Big ones. Out there a average brown trout may be as big as 20 inches or better on some rivers. Browns this size will only chase a bait fish if there going to get more energy from eating it, then they've spent chasing it.

One other thing, keep in mind that many of the rivers out there do not allow the uses of certain lures, bait, or are fly fish only.

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I allways take a good assortment of stone fly's, royale wolf and hopper patterns. I also have a few patterns that I have come up with, try some parachute paterns in black and elk hair brown. I tie some that look like an ordinary house fly that they really love. If your into fly fishing there is no greater feeling of accomplishment than to catch a fish on your own pattern. Remember to bring polarized glasses and a good pair of felt soled waders.(Slippery rocks)
If you have more quesions send me an email and I can attach some pictures that may help you.

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Thanks again for the great advice. I picked up some waders with felt soles at Cabelas last Saturday and some Raps in brown trout pattern. Hope to get a chance to test the fly rod on the Straight River near Park Rapids on the week of the 4th.

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Lucklyredhat I hope you weren't planning on fishing the hex hatch. Park Rapids got almost 4 inches of rain over the weekend with more rain expected last night and today. I'm crushed frown.gif because I was looking foward to fishing the hex hatch this year. Hopefully the river will be back to normal by the end of the week.

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Had a great time on the Cache le Poudre last week. Caught my first wild trout on a dry fly (mesquito pattern) and learned how to fish nymphs successfully. Thanks for the tip on the river. It is an incredibly beautiful area that holds a great variety of wildlife.

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