Cheesman Canyon Sediment Update

As many of you are aware, on July 6, 2018 nearly 4 inches of rain fell over the Hayman Fire Burn Scar causing huge sediment slides in Cheesman Canyon. Within hours, the decomposed granite was entering the river and reeking havoc on one of Americas top trout streams. The good news is Denver Water stepped…

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Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Infinity

The new Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Infinity is one of the finest fly lines available! I’ve been fishing it now for about 3 months and cannot say enough good things about it! The Amplitude Smooth Infinity is simply a game changer! The Amplitude Smooth Infinity is designed a half-size heavy to load fast action rods,…

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Fly Fishing Guide to the South Platte River

Fly Fishing Guide to the South Platte River - by Pat Dorsey

I’m happy to announce that a Fly Fishing Guide to the South Platte River is being completely  revised and updated.  It is expected to be in the warehouse by December 1, 2018, just in time for the holidays and show season! While a large percentage of the information in my original project is still applicable today, a…

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Cheesman Reservoir 96% Full and not Expected to Fill

For the first time since 2013, Cheesman Reservoir is not expected to fill and spill.  “We did not fill Cheesman in 2012 and 2013.  This summer is looking a lot like 2012” said Dave Bennett from Denver Water. It’s gonna be a hot, dry summer, with low flows along the entire South Platte corridor. The…

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Warm Water Temps No Joke!

We got a much-needed 25 cfs bump in flow yesterday (flows are currently at 75 cfs) on the South Platte below Cheesman Reservoir. While it is not a lot of water, every little bit helps! Water temps are in the 60’s near Deckers, almost 70 near Bridge Crossing, and 72 near the North Fork. Please…

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