Had a fun day exploring some public water on the Taylor River with Phil and Jim yesterday. We got lucky with some cloud cover and a nice PMD hatch after lunch. There were also some BWOs in the mix that kept the dry fly fishing going in the afternoon. Early in the morning, Jim got this nice rainbow on a streamer.
DK did well chasing fish on the Taylor River today with dry flies and got this nice cutthroat to look up. Great job!
We’re still seeing good mayfly hatches on the Taylor River and getting fish to look up. It’s been very good on the cloudy/rainy days in the afternoons. Had a fun day with Hans and his son Max at Taylor River Lodge catching some nice rainbows on dry flies.
It’s always fun to get up in the mountains to fish small creeks and chase hungry cutthroat. There’s just something about being out there and catching our native fish on a dry fly all day long. It’s tough to beat.
Had a really fun day with Julie, Terry, and Sophie on the Gunnison River. After a slow morning, we got into some good dry fly fishing in the afternoon. Julie did really well and caught several nice browns like this one here.
A nice cutthroat from the Taylor River on public water up in Taylor Canyon. We’ve had good hatches and dry fly fishing in July.
Randy had an incredible day of dry fly fishing on the Taylor River at Taylor River Lodge over the 4th of July weekend. He landed some really nice rainbows, cutthroat, and browns throughout the day. This chunky cutthroat was our last fish of the day. Randy tossed a single dry fly and this big trout inhaled it. It was a great day!
My sister Judy caught some really nice fish yesterday on the Taylor River. She had not fly fished in several years but she quickly got back in the groove.
Had a fun day with Peter on the Taylor River at our Taylor River Lodge today. He caught browns, rainbows, and cutthroat, including this really nice chunky cut here.
Doug Dillingham’s new book, Fly Fishing the Gunnison Country, is a must-read if you’re planning to fish in the Gunnison Valley. It’s great to have a new fly fishing guide for our area written by a local with extensive knowledge of our rivers, streams, and high mountain lakes. Anyone who has ever fished here or plans to fish here should have this book. You can find Doug’s new book in local fly shops, or contact Doug at DrfitingDrake@q.com.