While most think of Colorado as a winter destination, the best kept secret is summer. Add in a trip to the mountains and you’ll see why those who live here love summer. My oldest, Kristin, and I spent Wednesday fishing one of Colorado’s best rivers (in my humble opinion). Its already late June and this was the first time we got our feet wet.
I grew up spin casting with my dad, who loved to fish. I did not learn to fly fish until I moved back to Colorado in 2005. I was hooked (pun intended)! Like my dad, I passed along my love of fishing to my girls. They both enjoy spending a day on the water. As a dad, there’s nothing better than seeing one of your kids catch a fish on a fly line.
Fly fishing is a passion. I learn something new every time. Earlier this year, I picked up two books by Pat Dorsey: Fly Fishing Tailwaters and Colorado Guide Flies. Each book is filled with a wealth of information gathered by Pat along with some of Colorado’s best anglers and guides. For this trip, I fished with a three-fly nymphing rig. Rather than tie my dropper off the bend, I tied it eye-to-eye. This made a huge difference. I felt like my rig was more stable/secure and left the hook free of obstruction.
For me, a day on the water is a great way to recharge and re-energize. To spend a day on the water with my girls–well, it just doesn’t get any better!!