January 9, 2009
Colorado Trout Hunters
Colorado Winter
Fly Fishing Trip Report
Date:  
January 9, 2009
Location:  
Boxwood Gulch  private fly fishing ranch.  
Call 303-325-5515 for availability and bookings.
Number of Anglers:
2
Guides:
Tad Howard-Fred Gray
Weather:  
Beautiful Sunny temps in upper 50's no wind.
River Condition:
Water temps in upper 30s.  Clear water conditions; 75 cfs.
Report:  
Winter fly fishing

Colorado offers some of the best winter fly fishing in the west.  The
day was beautiful, warm, sunny, and we actually had to shed most of
our layered winter clothing.  Colorado fly fishing guides Tad Howard
and Fred Gray took the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful day and
fish on the South Platte River.  We fished for about 3 hours during
the warmest part of the day, and the fish were certainly cooperative.  
Multiple rainbow, beautiful brown, cut-bow, and cutthroat trout were
landed on this short winter outing.

The most productive technique was nymph fishing with small flies
and a light leader.  The trout have very little pressure in the winter
and didn't seem very selective as to pattern.

Winter is a great time for anglers to experience solitude on the river
and have a shot at trout that are not feeling pressured. Our guides
are on the river year round and can make sure you have a great
winter fly fishing experience.

Winter is a great time to check out some of our private water at a
reduced access fee; there is also much better availability during the
winter months.  This season there are great stream flows and quite
a bit of great fly fishing happening within a couple hours of Denver.  
Some of our guides are even reporting some very good dry fly
fishing.

We look forward to seeing you on the river this winter.  The trout
look beautiful and you just might be surprised at how feisty a big
winter trout can be!
South platte river in winter
hooked up on the south platte.
Winter tailwater fly fishing success
Winter cutbow trout picture
Winter fly fishing for cutthroat trout
January brown trout on the south platte
Winter fly fishing Colorado at boxwood gulch
Fred with a beautiful winter rainbow trout on the South Platte.
Gorgeous brown trout from Boxwood Gulch Ranch.
Winter cut-bow trout picture
Healthy snake river cutthroat trout caught on the winter fly fishing outing.
Mid January ice build up in a riffle.