Photos: An East-Coaster in Colorado’s High Country

Originally posted @ Orvis

I “met” Nick Meloy a couple of years ago on the fly-fishing forum on reddit, and this past week he was out in Denver on vacation. He had a free day and wanted to meet up and hit some Colorado water. We could have gone to the Dream Stream or the Blue or the Colorado, which are all fantastic fisheries. But being the altitude junky I am, decided to take him up to 12,000 feet above sea level. A three-mile each-way hike, with 2,000 feet in elevation gain, had the Pennsylvanian out of breath a few times, but we made it to the lake for an amazing day of catching cutthroat trout!

2 Responses to “Photos: An East-Coaster in Colorado’s High Country”

  • B E A U T I F U L !

    What were you catching them with? Any advice for a moderate high country newbie going to Telluride in three weeks?

    Thank you!

    • Jon:

      Thanks! And to be honest, this day was amazing and was super easy to catch them on just about anything, including a mop fly, haha. I just went to a different lake last weekend and threw everything in my fly box and only landed a handful, so it’s hard to say what will work and what won’t. But my go to flies would be chocolate hares ear, orange soft hackle, zebra midge, purple haze, hoppers and ants and yellow humpies and orange ashers if they are hitting the surface. Have fun in Telluride!!!!! -Jon

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