Archive for April 2014

Cheesman Reservoir Expected to Spill in a Few Days

Cheesman Reservoir is only inches from flowing over the spillway. Currently the reservoir is 1300 acre feet from reaching full capacity. 2014 will be a year to remember because we have above average snowpack (135%) and above average storage in the South Platte corridor. This is great news for South Platte anglers and the trout…

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Must-Have Baetis Nymphs

My favorite Baetis nymphs include: Stalcup’s Baetis, Jujubaetis, Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, and the Sparkle Wing RS 2. These are patterns that any serious tailwater junkie cannot live without during the shoulder seasons. I would recommend carrying an ample supply of these time-tested patterns in your fly boxes in sizes 18-22.…

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The High Water Season is Upon Us

With the onset of spring run-off upon us, fly fisherman alike are starting to get nervous about Colorado’s above-average snowpack and spring run-off.The truth be told—fly fishing during the high-water season is really only as difficult as you make it! In fact, I’m excited about the higher flows and the promising fishing that lies ahead.…

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Pat Dorsey Fly Fishing